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|Case posted by||Dalit Sthree Sakthi|
|Type of atrocity||Kidnapping & Abduction|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||Yes|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||09-Dec-2019|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
District: GUNTUR RURAL
State: Andhra Pradesh
|Police station||Not recorded|
Details of the Case:
Desavat Krishna Naik and Kumari Bhai are couple, residents of Reddy Gudem, Chilakaluripet, Guntur district. They are ST Sugali Caste. They work as labourers in a tobacco company. They have two children, one daughter by name Lakshmi Bhai and son by name Sambasivarao Naik. This boy is in his 3rd year of diploma while the daughter wrote her Intermediate 1st year in open school. The age of Lakshmi Bhai is 17 years. After she completed Tenth class, Lakshmi Bhai was joined Intermediate first year in S.R. College. While in college she was a good kabaddi player and as a kabaddi player she had friendship with kabaddi coach Mr. Battula Sambasivarao. He belongs to B.C. Vaddera caste. They were good friends. One day Sambasivarao approached Lakshmi Bhai and told her that kabaddi tournaments will be conducted at some place and if we have to participate in it one should go and give their names and signature before the commencement of the tournaments. He asked her to come along with him for signing for the tournaments and took her to Tummala Palem. There he kept her in a room and told her that he loves her and that she must marry him. He threatened her that if she refuses, he will kill her father. He continuously harassed her and tortured her in the room forcing her to marry him. Meanwhile her parents gave complaint to the police that their daughter was missing. Police traced her and brought her back to the parents. But she did not tell anything to the police as samba Siva Rao threatened her that he would kill her father if she tells anything to the police. Later in July 2019 she went away with samba Siva Rao and stayed with him for 4 months. After 4 months in December 2019 she told that she was being tortured, beaten up and abused in the name of caste and that she went with him only due to fear as he threatened that he would kill her father if she doesn’t go with him.
On July 9th he told the parents of Lakshmi Bhai that their daughter had gone away and he doesn’t know where she had gone. Parents of Lakshmi Bhai searched everywhere with no result. But actually, Sambasivarao kept her in his control and just duped them that she had gone away, to harass them and create tension in them. After they traced Lakshmi Bhai somehow, she narrated to them how he tortured her, bet her regularly and how threatened her that he would kill her father and how he abused her in the name of caste. After learning everything from their daughter, the parents of Lakshmi Bhai gave complaint at Pattipadu police station, as the place of the accused falls under the jurisdiction of Pattipadu police station.