A local court on Thursday granted bail to former Congress MP Sircilla Rajaiah, his wife and son who were arrested for allegedly abetting the suicide of his daughter-in-law and three young grandsons.
Fourth Additional Munsif Magistrate Court Warangal R Raghunadha Reddy on Thursday granted bail to Rajaiah, his wife Madhavi and son Anil Kumar and asked them to furnish two securities each of Rs 25,000. The court also ordered them to surrender their passports to the court and not to leave the country. The judge also asked them to appear before local police every Sunday. On November 4 last year, the charred bodies of Anil Kumar's wife S Sarika and her three children Abhinav (7), and twins Ayaan and Shriyaan (3) were recovered from the house of the former MP at Hanamkonda in Warangal district.
Following a complaint by parents of S Sarika, the deceased daughter-in-law of Rajaiah, a case was registered against the former parliamentarian, his wife and son at Subedari police station under sections 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 306 (abetment to suicide) of IPC and under section 174 (suspicious death) of CrPC for the death of the three boys. The trio were later arrested.
According to police, Sarika and Anil, both classmates had fallen in love during their engineering degree course, and got married in 2002. Sarika, who quit her job as a software engineer in a multinational company, had earlier alleged that her husband was having an extra-marital affair and had even staged a sit-in protest outside Rajaiah's house. In April 2014, a criminal case had been filed against Rajaiah, Madhavi, Anil Kumar and another woman at the Begumpet women's police station in Hyderabad following a complaint lodged by Sarika, alleging that her husband and in-laws were harassing her, they added.