Less than 24 hours for judgement to be delivered by an Oslo District Court
The Vallabhaneni family waits for justice, with less than 24 hours to go for the judgement to be delivered by an Oslo District Court, in the case against software techie V. Chandrasekhar and his wife, Anupama, who were arrested in the Scandinavian country recently for alleged ‘gross maltreatment’ of their seven year-old son Sai Sriram. Their families are a concerned lot.
Nine months ago, the little one complained to his teacher in school that his father had threatened to send him back to India if he did not control his ‘bed-wetting’.
The school teachers informed the Child Welfare Department there and it soon led to the police registering a case against the Telugu couple for violation of child rights.
“While the Norwegian Government speaks of protection of child rights and justice, the justice we are looking for will be found only when the children are with their parents.
We are trying our best, with the support of relatives, friends and the Indian Government,” said V. Sailendra, nephew of Chandrasekhar.
As of now the household here is teeming with the concerned relatives.
When contacted, the Hyderabad-based psychiatrist Kalyan Chakravarthy, who has had several sessions of counselling while treating Sai Sriram, on Sunday, reiterated his stance that diagnosed with a ‘mile to moderate’ case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the boy was showing positive signs till the situation turned awry with the arrest of his parents.
The family never imagined that the couple would become unreachable to relatives back home in India.
While Sai Sriram has an expectant look on his face, waiting for his parents, the younger son, Abhiram (3), is too young to know what is happening and has a blank expression.
Mr. Chandrasekhar’s parents, Seetamahalakshmi and Satyanarayana, have thrown a protective blanket around their grandchildren to protect them from the media glare.
With medical assistance, they expect that after a good night’s sleep, they would wake up to good news on Monday from the Oslo District Court.