ANDHRA PRADESH

Woman sarpanch complains of harassment by husband

Staff Reporter

ELURU: Collector A. Vani Prasad on Monday received a complaint of domestic violence from a village sarpanch during the ‘Prajavani' programme here. Koteni Pushpalatha, sarpanch of Nandamuru gram panchayat in Tadepalligudem mandal, complained that she has been subjected to domestic violence by her husband Danaiah for quite some time.

She also alleged that her husband had been misusing the gram panchayat office for ‘anti-social activities and also resorting to misuse of panchayat funds by forging her signature.

The Collector directed the Project Director, Women and Child Welfare to register a case against the accused under the Domestic Violence Act and the District Panchayat Officer to conduct an inquiry on the issue.