Bathukamma saree issue: Women kills self in Telangana

First Published 19, Sep 2017, 7:04 PM IST
Bathukamma saree issue Women kills self in Telangana
Highlights
  • Bathukamma saree distribution scheme created a dispute in a family in Nalgonda
  • The wife is dead and the husband is critical

The TRS government’s free saree scheme ended up claiming the life of a middle-aged woman.

The incident took place in in Jal Thanda in the limits of Nellikal village in Tirumalagiri (Sagar) mandal in Nalgonda district.

Anitha belonging to Budhidhagutta of PA Palli mandal in Nalgonda district was married to Ravinder from Jal Thanda of Tirumalagiri mandal. The couple had been married for more than 13 years and they have a 12-year-old son Srikanth.

On Monday Anitha went to get the Bathukamma saree being distributed in the mandal and returned home late. Her husband in his anger hit her.

Anitha agonised over this violent attitude of her husband consumed pesticide and became unconscious. The husband on returning home found his wife unconscious and thinking her to be dead, he also consumed pesticide.

The neighbours took the couple to the hospital while Anitha died on the way to Nalgonda government hospital, Ravinder is in a critical state battling for life.

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