Srija, the youngest daughter of Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi created a flutter in October 2007 when she married Sirish and then fled to Delhi where the 19-year-old bride approached court asking for protection from her family. The couple has a two-and-half-year-old daughter.
Now even before the images of her ‘cinematic’ marriage could fade away from public memory, Srija drove to the Central Crime Station Police in the city on Monday and lodged a dowry harrassment case against her husband, Sirish Bharadwaj and her mother-in-law.
On Monday morning, Srija approached the CCS police and lodged a complaint against Sirish alleging that he was physically and mentally torturing her for last few months for dowry. According to sources, Srija told the cops that out of love, she had already given several crores of rupees to Sirish who ventured into event management business after marriage. “But there seems to no end to their greed,” she pointed out.
City police commissioner A K Khan said that Srija alleged that her husband and mother-in-law had been ill treating her and pestering her for additional dowry of Rs 1.5 crore for quite some time.”we have registered case and investigating the matter,” he said.
Based on her complaint, the police registered case against her husband and mother-in-law under section 498-A(subjecting a married woman to cruelty)IPC and sections of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
Subsequently, the women police station of the CCS picked up Sirish for questioning, though arrest is yet to be made. His parents are also likely to be grilled by the cops.
Chiranjeevi’s family which had boycotted Srija, post her love marriage, have reconciled after she gave birth to a daughter, who is now two and half years old. Since then she is being invited to family functions.
Thing appeared normal as late as the Valentine day, this year. The two were interviewed by local TV channels and reiterated their love for each other.
But, ever since she reunited with her family members the distance between the couple started growing. Srija now feel more secured with her parents than with her husband with whom she flee away to New Delhi alleging a life threat from her father and Uncle Pawan Kalyan.