NRI doctor accused of dowry harassment

NRI doctor accused of dowry harassment

Nirmala Raghupathy (33), who is living with her in-laws at ITI Layout, Banashankari 3rd Stage has filed the complaint against her husband Dr A T Chandrashekhar Babu (39), alleging that he kept inflicting physical and mental torture on her and demanded more money ever since they got married on February 9, 2007.

She not only charged her husband with torturing her physically and mentally but also maintained that he married her “only for the sake of money.”

In her complaint, Nirmala charged that her husband had left for St Vincent and Grenadines just three days after their marriage saying he had to enroll for Doctor of Medicine (MD) course in Pediatrics from Barbados. Later, though he called her to the West Indies, he showed “indifference” to her and had an illicit relationship with one Dr Bharathi Dutt. Nirmala added that he kept demanding more money from her.

On January 23 last, the accused beat her up following which she lodged a complaint with the police under the Prevention of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.

Subsequently, on October 8, the II Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate issued a warrant against the accused asking him to appear before the court. The accused, however, failed to obey the order. Nirmala has now filed a fresh complaint, recording the chain of events.

Shoot-out case

Karnataka State Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice S R Nayak has ordered an inquiry into a complaint from the accused in the case involving an attempt to murder Dr Shivananda Doddamani, then director of KIMS in Hubli in 2007.

Justice Nayak’s action came in response to a complaint from Hubli-Dharwad local Congress leaders, Vishwa Prakash Ullagaddimath and Vijay Kulkarni, who were arrested by the police in this connection.

The two men complained to KSHRC that they were kept in custody for 35 days without being produced in the court. They sought stern action against the then Hubli-Dharward police commissioner Narayan Nadamani, assistant commissioner of police Pratapan and Vidyanagar police inspector Shivakumar.

The two alleged that the police subjected them to mental and physical torture.