हैदराबाद में चैनल स्टूडियो एन की एंकर पर जानलेवा हमला किया गया. हमला करने वाला कोई और नहीं बल्कि उसका पति है. एंकर का श्रुति उर्फ मेघना रेड्डी है. महिला एंकर पर यह हमला उस समय किया गया, जब वह न्यू भोइगुडा स्थित अपने पति के घर सामान लेने गई थी. उसके साथ दो महिला पुलिस कांस्टेबल भी थीं. इन्हें भी चोट आई है. मेघना को इलाज के लिए गांधी हास्पीटल में भर्ती कराया गया है, जहां उसकी हालत खतरे से बाहर है.
मेघना और नागेंद्र ने 2005 में प्रेम विवाह किया था. दोनों एक एक लड़का तथा एक लड़की के माता-पिता भी हैं. बताया जा रहा है कि पिछले कुछ महीनों से दोनों के रिश्तों में तनाव आ गया था, जिसके बाद मेघना ने अपने पति के खिलाफ थाने में मानसिक और शारीरिक रूप से प्रताडि़त करने का मामला भी दर्ज कराया था, जिसके बाद नागेंद्र को गिरफ्तार भी किया गया था. इसके बाद से ही दोनों अलग रह रहे थे. बुधवार को मेघना जब दो महिला कांस्टेबलों के साथ अपना सामान लेने पहुंची तो उसपर हमला कर दिया गया. नीचे टाइम्स ऑफ इंडिया में प्रकाशित खबर.
Stabbed by husband, TV anchor survives life bid
HYDERABAD: A TV anchor was stabbed by her husband, against whom she had lodged a harassment complaint a month back, in New Bhoiguda on Wednesday. She survived the bid on her life and is recuperating at Gandhi Hospital where she is said to be out of danger.
On Wednesday afternoon, Studio N anchor Ch Shruti alias Meghna Reddy was stabbed twice by husband Nagender Reddy at his house in New Bhoiguda where she had gone to collect her belongings accompanied by two police constables.
Shruti, 24, of Champapet's Balaji Nagar fell in love with Nagender Reddy and married him in 2005. The couple has a five-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son.
But differences cropped up between the couple and, in February this year, Shruti filed a domestic harassment case against Nagender alleging that he had been physically and mentally harassing her. She also alleged that Nagender, who runs a video recording and camera repair shop in Koti, had secretly recorded naked videos of her and was threatening to post them on the internet unless she did as he asked.
Based on the complaint, Nagender was arrested on February 16 by Central Crime Station (CCS) women's police and was released on bail a week back. On Wednesday at about 2.30 pm, Shruti went to Nagender's house along with two CCS women constables to collect her clothes and certificates.
According to police, Shruti spent over 30 minutes gathering her belongings with Nagender cooperating with her. However, Nagender objected as she was about to pick up some items belonging to her children whereupon Shruti stormed out of the house in a rage, asking him to keep everything with him.
As she was leaving, Nagender picked up a knife from the kitchen and confronted Shruti in front of the house, stabbing her twice, in the stomach and on her back. One of the constables who tried to stop the attack sustained a minor cut on her hand, Gandhi Nagar inspector M Mohan Kumar said.
After the attack, Nagender fled the spot and surrendered before Gandhi Nagar police. Police arrested Nagender under section 307 (atempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Shruti's family members alleged that assistant commissioner of police (ACP) at Malakpet, Mohd Iqbal Siddiqi has been protecting Nagender. "Nagender has long been recording obscene videos of women to blackmail them. I have CDs containing such obscene recordings. A month back, the Malakpet ACP sent his men and detained me over these CDs. I was released upon intervention by some civil rights groups," Shruti's brother Sainath told TOI.
However, the Malakpet ACP termed baseless the allegations levelled against him and said Nagender was merely an acquaintance who ran an electronics repair store. "I am not even aware about the details of the case. All the allegations against me are false," the ACP told TOI.