Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Fourth Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court on Thursday sent Baru Chakravarthy alias George, who is accused of torturing his wife Madhurima for dowry, to 14 days judicial remand.

In a related development, the Family Court also ordered the accused to pay maintenance of Rs.10,000 a month to his wife. Half of the amount was towards medical expenses and the remaining towards maintenance.

Parents to be held

Police Commissioner N. Sambasiva Rao said that the whereabouts of the parents of George Chakravarthy have been found out and they will soon be arrested.

George Chakravarthy had allegedly tortured his wife Madhurima for dowry and drove her to the verge of death.

He had surrendered to the police on Wednesday.

“They were aware of their son’s first marriage but had concealed the fact from Madhurima’s parents and hence they will be arrested,” Mr. Sambasiva Rao said in an interaction with the media on Thursday.

Property offences

Referring to the growing property offences in the city, he said that the offences seem to be committed by the same gang.

The police have some definite clues and the accused would soon be arrested, he said.

The Police Commissioner appealed to people going out of the city on tour to write the date of going on tour, date of return, address and their phone numbers on a piece of paper and keep it in a sealed cover.

The sealed cover should be handed over to the Station House Officer at the police station concerned so that extra vigil could be kept at their house.