Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: A man was arrested on Thursday on the charge of harassing his wife for dowry.

B. Prakash Babu, 38, an employee of BHPV had married Lakshmi who is employed as a staff nurse in the company's hospital, since 1991. Of late, he turned an alcoholic and started torturing his wife to get dowry from her parental home.

Unable to bear the harassment, Lakshmi lodged a complaint with the Gajuwaka police on Wednesday.

Two injured in road accident

A senior citizen suffered a fracture in a road accident on the National Highway at Aganampudi on Thursday.

S. Penta Rao, 35, and his grandfather, Achanta Appa Rao, 70, were going on a motorcycle, when their bike was hit by a lorry from the rear.

Thrown off vehicle

Both were thrown off the vehicle. Appa Rao, who was on the pillion suffered a fracture while Penta Rao escaped with minor injuries.

The Steel Plant police are investigating the case.