A 25-year old woman, Anitha, tried to commit suicide by self-immolating in front of the rural police station in Wanaparthy town in the district on Wednesday.
She was shifted to Wanaparthy area hospital in a critical condition, the police said.
According to information, Anitha alleged that the rural police did not respond properly to her complaint lodged on Tuesday.
In the complaint, she maintained that her husband Shiva Shanker was had cheated her.
He was already married to one Jayamma of Nagarkurnool five years ago. Only recently she came to know about Shiva Shanker's first marriage and since then there cold war had been going on between them.
Anitha lodged the complaint urging the police to punish Shiva Shanker.
As the rural police did not respond to her complaint, she approached the town police station where the Sub Inspector was a woman. After hearing Anitha's case, Sub-Inspector Anuradha asked her to go to the rural police station.
Meanwhile Shiva Shanker and Jayamma went to the rural police station where the three, including Anitha, abused one another. In the process, Shiva Shanker beat Anitha.
Feeling humiliated, Anitha doused herself in kerosene and set ablaze. The police, with the help of 108 service, shifted her to the hospital.