Prashanthi the victim/wife has lodged a complaint. She wrote, “My husband tied a wire to my hand and tried to give a shock while I was asleep. When I resisted it, he abused me and left home,” The New Indian Express reported.
According to police, Rajaratnam and his parents have been harassing Prashanti for almost two years demanding additional dowry, ever since she gave birth to a girl.
In the complaint, Prashanti’s parents wrote, “There are several injury marks on her face, neck, and hands. Since the birth of the baby girl, Rajaratnam has been harassing her physically and mentally demanding money.”
A case has been registered under section 498 A (domestic violence) and police have arrested both Rajaratnam and his parents.