Staff Reporter

Alleges Vizag police are not taking action against him

VISAKHAPATNAM: A young housewife, allegedly cheated by her NRI husband, is seeking action against him.

Addressing a media conference here on Wednesday, the victim R. Sunanda said that she had married M. Venkateswara Rao, a native of Tatiparthi in East Godavari district in May 2001.

Venkateswara Rao, a software engineer in the U.S., was given Rs. 10 lakh as dowry.

While in the U.S., Sunanda came to know that her husband was a divorcee. He had three children through his first wife. As she had no alternative, Sunanda continued living with her husband.

Sunanda said that on the insistence of her husband, she had delivered a baby girl through the IVF method on May 17, 2007. She came to India along with her baby on March 5 this year. But when she wanted to return to the U.S., her husband used to postpone her return on some pretext or the other.

Pleas unheeded

When her pleas to her husband to take her back went unheeded, Sunanda filed a case in the Family Court in Visakhapatnam on November 5 seeking restitution of conjugal rights. Meanwhile, she came to know that her husband was trying to marry another girl. The betrothal ceremony was held on October 10 but it came to Sunanda’s knowledge on October 17. Sunanda’s family members approached the girl’s family and told them of their position and pleaded with them to drop marriage plans.

Sunanda alleged that her husband was supported by his parents and brother in his third marriage plans.

She filed another petition in the Family Court on November 19 and the court ordered status quo.

Lodges complaint

She said that she had met the Police Commissioner on November 20 and on the next day lodged a complaint at the Fifth Town Police Station. She alleged that the police were not taking any action on the complaint.