Andhra bus driver held for hitting wife with dumb-bell

Updated: Sep 14,2020 12:22 GMT

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Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 14 (IANS) An Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation driver has been arrested for battering his wife with a dumb-bell in Indrapalem village in East Godavari district, police said on Monday.

"Thangedi Srinivas was arrested for the assault on his wife Madhavi on September 4 night. He is currently in remand," a police official told IANS.

Police had registered a case under Sections 498A and 324 of the Indian Penal Code, to which they later added Section 307, based on Madhavi's statement.

Srinivas, 42, had come home drunk late in the night and picked up a quarrel with his wife over his drinking. "When Madhavi objected, he hit her with a dumb-bell in a fit of rage," police said.

The incident came to light when one of the couple's daughters recorded the attack on her mobile phone and posted it on the social media.

Madhavi later went for treatment to a government hospital where the medical staff informed police.

"We have registered a case on the basis of a medico-legal report," police said.

Madhavi, discharged from hospital on September 5 after treatment, is doing fine.

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