Berhampur, Dec 20 (LocalWire): A retired senior police officer was arrested here for allegedly torturing his wife both physically and mentally and also attempting to murder her two years ago, officials said on Friday.
Retired additional superintendent of police KVekanteswar Rao was arrested from Dhenkanal by a police team. He was later forwarded to the court, said inspector in charge, Goshanunuagaon police station, Sumit Soren.
Rao was booked under Section 498 (enticing with criminal intent a married woman) and 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC, police said.
Soren said Rao’s wife B Indumati lodged an FIR against her husband on 28 July 2017 after he allegedly attacked her with a sharp weapon. Rao was absconding ever since. His wife, a cancer patient and a retired teacher of a private school had returned to her hometown Visakhapatnam and settled there, police said.
‘We tracked him from his PAN card number and found he was living in Dhenkanal where a police team arrested him,’ Soren said.