Rajahmundry: A deputy commercial tax officer allegedly slit the throat of his wife for giving birth to two daughters in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, police said today.
The accused K Satish Kumar (47) of Bhimavaram in West Godavari district married Padmavathi (39) of Tatipaka of East Godavari district 10 years ago.
According to the police complaint filed by Padmavathi's family members, the accused, despite taking Rs one crore in dowry, allegedly began to harass the victim along with his parents since the last six months for giving birth to two daughters.
He also began to demand more dowry from her, they said.
Last night, he secretly admitted Padmavathi to a corporate hospital, where doctors found many knife cuts and cigarette burns on her body, besides her slit throat, police said.
Following this, Padmavathi's parents registered a complaint with Rajahmundry police. The case has been transferred to Prakash Nagar police station limits for further investigation.
On the doctor's advice, the victim has been shifted to a hospital in Amalapuram for treatment, police said adding that Satish Kumar is absconding and a hunt is on to nab him.
Story first published:
May 22, 2011 19:47 IST