ANDHRA PRADESH

Man held on charge of `disowning' woman

Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: Ranga Reddy Superintendent of Police E. Damodar has clarified that the has police registered a case against Ramulu Goud, a resident of Gundlamarpalli village in the Vikarabad Assembly constituency, who disowned a Dalit woman, Tulasamma, after making her pregnant.

Reacting to a report published in these columns on Monday, the SP said that it was not the police, but the family members of Ramulu Goud who had abused Tulasamma by her caste.

Following her complaint, the SI of Marpally police station and the Deputy Superintendent of Police of Vikarabad registered a case under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the accused and arrested him.

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