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Andhra Pradesh: Man injects pregnant wife with HIV-laced blood for divorce

A man in Andhra Pradesh got his pregnant wife injected with HIV infected blood. He took her to a quack doctor. Police said that the accused has been arrested. Further action will be taken after the medical examination of the victim.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Vijayawada: A man in Andhra Pradesh allegedly got his pregnant wife injected with HIV-infected blood to find an excuse to divorce him. The Tadepalli police arrested M. Charan after his wife lodged a complaint that he had injected her with HIV infected blood with the help of a quack.

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The victim told the police that Charan was looking for a suitable excuse to divorce her and as per the plan he took her to a quack doctor. She was told that the injection was to ensure good health during pregnancy.

The victim said in her complaint that during a health check-up at a hospital, she was shocked to learn that she was HIV positive. The victim alleged that her husband was torturing her for dowry and was also insisting on giving birth to a boy.

The couple has a daughter. Police said they are interrogating Charan and will take further action after the medical examination of the victim.

The victim claimed that their relationship was good prior to 2018 when her husband started harassing her for additional dowry and insisting that she bear a male child. She also alleged that her husband had an extramarital relationship with a 21-year-old woman from Visakhapatnam, due to which he had started harassing and forcing her to divorce him.

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In her complaint to the police, the victim said that she came to know that she was HIV positive when she went to the hospital recently for a health check-up. She said when questioned, her husband told her that she may have contracted HIV during pregnancy.

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