Man shoots his wife and children in Old Hyderabad – The New Indian Express
HYDERABAD / MEDAK / MAHABUBABAD: The festive spirit of International Women’s Day was marred by three heartbreaking incidents in Telangana on Monday. In the old city of Hyderabad, a businessman opened fire on members of his own family following an argument, injuring his wife and children.
According to police, Syed Habeeb Hashmi, after an argument with his wife, pulled out his gun and fired three bullets at his wife and children at their residence in Bilal Nagar within the confines of Kalapathar Police.
Although the women and children suffered injuries, their condition is believed to be stable. Police, who found bullets in the ceiling, convicted Syed under the gun law and seized the gun. In Gadipeddapur village of Alladurg mandal in Medak district, a man poured gasoline on a 43-year-old tribal woman and set her on fire. She reportedly ran through the village asking for help before collapsing, ironically, near the statues of Dr BR Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi.
The woman who suffered 70 percent burns is now fighting for her life at Osmania Hospital in Hyderabad. In another incident, a newborn girl was found in a clump of bushes in Burgupahad of Dornakal mandal in Mahabubabad. However, the timely intervention of the locals saved the baby’s life and she is now being treated at Dornakal Public Hospital.
TS villagers hear baby cries and find baby in the bushes
During the Medak incident, Alladurg A Deputy Inspector Mohan Reddy said the perpetrator of the tribal woman fire was identified as Putnala Sadat from Gadipeddapur village. The tribal woman, belonging to Malkapur thanda of Tekmal mandal, went to Jogipet market on Sunday around noon and did not return home until late at night.
The woman and the accused, whom she knows, consumed toddy in a shop in the village of Gadipeddapur. After leaving the grog store, the tribal woman requested a loan of 10,000 rupees from the accused. She had also applied for the loan earlier. Angry with the tribal woman asking for money, the accused who was drunk, brought gasoline, poured it on the woman and burned her.
The incident happened on Monday in the wee hours of the morning, around 4 a.m. After that, the woman ran through the village to ask for help and collapsed in the center of the village. She suffered severe burns to her face, hands and other parts of her body. When residents heard the commotion, some of them covered the woman with clothes and alerted the police. The woman was transferred to the government hospital in Sangareddy and later to the Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad.
Police are investigating whether other people were also involved in the incident. Telangana Women’s Development and Child Welfare Commissioner D Divya said the ministry would take appropriate action. The tribal woman has suffered 70 percent burns and is in critical condition.
Meanwhile, in Burgupahad, a newborn baby girl was found in bushes, according to Dornakal SI V Bhadri Naik.
It is suspected that the baby’s family must have left the child in the bushes and run away. The baby’s parents have yet to be located, but police believe the baby was born in Dornakal mandal.
The villagers heard the cries of the infant and found the baby in the bushes. They alerted the police, who informed Childline Organization, who in turn transported the baby to Dornakal public hospital.