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|Case posted by||Dalit Sthree Sakthi|
|Type of atrocity||SC/ST (POA) Act|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||Yes|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||08-Mar-2019|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
District: GUNTUR RURAL
State: Andhra Pradesh
|Police station||Not recorded|
Details of the Case:
Garapati Mary and James SC Mala by casteare theresidents of Pamulapadu village, Tadikonda mandal, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. They have three daughters, Adi Laxmi, Anitha and Sowjanya. Adi Laxmi completed her BSc nursing works in Ramesh hospital as a nurse in Guntur. Second daughter have no education and she is married. Third daughter Sowjanya is studying intermediate. James works as a Mason and Mary as an agriculture worker. Adi Laxmi became closer to one Mr Purna Chandra Rao, BC by caste from intermediate. Purna Chandra Rao’s grand mothers house is in Pamulapadu and he goes to college from his grand mother’s house. Later their closeness turned into love from 2011.
Purna Chandra Rao promised to marry Adi Laxmi and they had sexual intimacy many times. After November 2018 Purna Chandra Rao stopped to talk with Adi Laxmi over phone and though she called him several times he did not answer her phone. Therefore, Adi Laxmi called him from her friends’ phone and after recognising her voice he used to disconnect the phone. Once Adi Laxmi went to his room and questioned him. He said that as she belongs to SC caste his parents have not agreed and they are searching for matches from their caste and therefore, asked her not to call him again.
In the month of January 2019 Adi Laxmi went to Purna Chandra Rao’s house in Piduguralla and informed about their love to his parents. They came to know about the details of Adi Laxmi, abused her in the name of caste and forcibly send her away. Again in the month of February 2019, Adi Laxmi went to Purna Chandra Rao’s parents and pleaded for marriage. Purna Chandra Rao’s mother Nagamma abused her in the name of caste caught hold of her hair beat her and telephoned to her father James and asked him why he has sent his daughter to their house. James immediately called to his daughter and asked her to return back. Adi Laxmi after reaching her home informed to her parents about the matter and in turn her father met Purna Chandra Rao and pleaded him to marry his daughter. Purna Chandra Rao denied to marry her. Later James met the parent’s of Purna Chandra Rao and pleaded them, but in vein.
On 8th March 2019 Adi Laxmi once again went to the house of Purna Chandra Rao and his parents beat her up and warned of dire consequences. At this juncture, Adi Laxmi approached the police station of Tadikonda and lodged a complaint.