Pratyusha ’s Father Arrested and The Case in The High Court Adjourns to Friday

HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police, after a weeklong hunt, nabbed the man who confined his daughter in a room in his house for over a year and tortured her with third degree methods.

It may be mentioned here that the Child Rights activists and the LB Nagar police last week rescued the ill-fated girl Pratyusha, who underwent torture at the hands her father and stepmother. The victim was being treated in a private hospital. While her stepmother Shyamala was arrested, when the victim was rescued, the police tracked down her fleeing father Ramesh in Bowenpally, Secunderabad.

Ramesh, an officer in the BSNL, and his second wife Chamundeswari alias Shyamala, tortured their teenage daughter Pratyusha to no end. She was thrashed ad nauseum and was denied food. She was confined to a small room and was forced to do menial jobs at home. Ramesh did not object to stepmother Chamundeswari’s beating and thrashing of Pratyusha.

The High Court, which took up Pratyusha’s mind-numbing incident into cognizance suomoto, enquired about the condition of the hapless girl. LB Nagar police inspector, Srinivas Reddy, apprised the Judge of the entire episode and latest developments. He told the court that the condition of the girl was stable and undergoing treatment in Aware Global Hospital, free of charge.

Complimenting the hospital for treating the hapless victim free of charge on humanitarian grounds, the HC Judge asked the Attorney General to speak to the girl and elicit her opinion and adjourned the case to Friday. (NSS)

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