Later, another woman comes and they drag Sindhu Sharma onto the floor. All this while the toddler watches her mother being thrashed, helpless and confused
The Hush Post| 2:20 pm|two-minute-read|
A CCTV footage of a retired Madras High Court judge Nooty Ramamohana Rao has gone viral in which he can be seen thrashing his daughter-in-law. Along with judge Ramamohana Rao, his wife and son are also seen torturing their daughter-in-law Sindhu Sharma.
The CCTV footage strengthens Sindhu Sharma’s complaint that she had lodged with the Hyderabad police on April 27 of physical and mental torture by her husband and in-laws over demand of dowry. The purported footage is of April 20, 2019.
In the video, two couples are seen in the video, one an older one and the other a younger couple. Initially, the group can be seen arguing but the verbal spat suddenly turns violent after the younger man, reportedly Nooty Ramamohana’s Rao’s son, violently pushes a woman, his wife Sindhu Sharma, and hits her.
As Sindhu Sharma gets up to either retaliate or escape, the older man, reportedly retired Madras HC judge Nooty Ramamohana Rao, tries to stop her by grabbing her arm violently and pushes her back on the sit. Meanwhile, a toddler, Sindhu Sharma’s daughter, is seen, clutching to her mother’s leg in the video.
A series of videos of the incident captured in the multiple CCTV cameras installed inside the house show the torture that Sindhu had to go through that horrific night.
Sindhu’s own account as reported in The News Minute
“They were all hitting me. Later, even the house help joined in. I was severely injured and they had to rush me to Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills. In the car too, they verbally and physically attacked me. I had collapsed after the attack and they had to carry me on a stretcher.”
“My mother-in-law kept yelling that I am mad and I needed sedatives. My clothes had been torn and I asked them to give me something to cover my body, they put a bed sheet on me,” the report stated quoting Sindhu.
A medico-legal case registered by Apollo Hospital that night says that Sindhu had scratches over the left side of her breast, abrasions over her upper lip, and bruises over her right shoulder and her right forearm.
A case was registered against the former judge, his wife, son and their domestic help at the Central Crime Station (CCS) in Hyderabad on April 26. The case was filed under sections 498A (cruelty by husband and relatives), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Dowry Prohibition Act.
“The victim has not shared the video with the police. We in the past have also requested her to share photographs/videos related to the case but she refused. Our investigating officer today again asked her to share the videos. we are awaiting a response,” Joint Commissioner of Police, CCS, said.
“We have issued notices under Section 41A [arrest without a warrant] of the Code of Criminal Procedure [CRPC] to the accused. The case is under investigation, witnesses have been examined,” the police officer added