Hyderabad: In what has come as a relief to Kokkanti Bhavana, who put up against her IPS-trainee husband for allegedly cheating her, Telangana High court has ordered the husband to appear before Rachakonda Police.

Bhavana, a Hyderabadi resident and belonging to SC community, filed a complaint against her husband Kokkanti Maheshwar Reddy for allegedly cheating her, besides threatening to kill her.

According to the complaint, the couple were in a relationship since 2009. The duo had a registered marriage in 2018. However, disputes arose between them after Maheshwar Reddy cleared UPSC examination. The 28-year-old Bhavana alleged that her husband, an IPS probationer, refused to accept her as she belongs to a different caste.

Venting out her emotions on a blogging site, Bhavana talked about the injustice done to her right from the beginning of their relationship. She wrote, “My husband is currently undergoing training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He is cheating on me with another woman, as he is being offered a huge dowry from the marriage proposal.”

Bhavana, now a government employee, met Maheshwar Reddy in 2009 while they were pursuing engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Since then, they have been a couple. She shared, “Venkata and I have been in a relationship for nine years before we tied the knot on February 9, 2018. We first met at the university, and he wanted to be friends with me. Gradually, he liked me and later, said that he loved me and promised to marry me.”

She added, “While Maheshwar said that he couldn’t live without me, he, now, says that he got another match and they are offering him a huge dowry. Before he cleared the UPSC, Maheshwar convinced me that he wanted to get a good job before marrying me, and needs my financial support. I did everything possible to support him, but now he suddenly changed after clearing the civils.”

Earlier in October, Bhavana approached the Rachakonda Jawaharnagar police station, but she directed for counselling. The police advised the couple to sort their issues amicably. However, their relationship remained disturbed. After one month, Bhavana approached the police station and registered a case under 498-A, 323, 506 IPC & Sec 3 (1) (r) (s), 3 (2) (Va) of SC&ST (POA) Act.

Investigators found that the accused approached the High Court for bail. However, the court had passed an order to follow 41-A CrPC (to appear for questioning) to the accused for further investigation.

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