A police constable allegedly threw acid on his wife, who is also a constable in the UP Police. According to the wife, Sumesh, her husband Harshvardhan had filed for a divorce previously and on Wednesday, asked her to meet him in the evening to have a conversation. On their way to a place in Raisati, Harshvardhan stopped the bike and seeing no traffic on road he threw acid on her, reports Times of India.
Harshvardhan, however, alleges that Sumesh threw the acid on herself. Both constables are deputed in Sambhal District.
Harshvardhan and Sumesh had married in 2014. Going by Sumesh’s statement, TOI reports that tensions between the couple escalated when she gave birth to their twin daughters.
Everything was fine until the birth of my twin daughters. However, I was shocked to see the change in behaviour of my husband and in-laws but I tried my best to make things better. Now, I live with my two daughters in a different house after my husband sought divorce.Sumesh said in her statement, as reported by TOI
A case has been registered against Harshvardhan and investigations are currently underway, reports ANI. The SHO has said that constable Harshvardhan has been booked under Sections 498, 326A and 377 on the basis of complaint filed by his constable wife.
As the matter is related to family court, we can’t arrest the accused until a case is lodged under Section 307. Meanwhile, department enquiry has been set up against both husband and wife.SHO of UP Police, as reported by TOI
Sumesh is currently out of danger, doctors have confirmed.