Swati, wife of software engineer Madhukar Reddy who committed suicide in the US last week, today said that the deceased had been suffering from serious mental problems for which he was undergoing medical treatment.
Swati, who was allegedly thrashed by her in-laws
during the funeral of her husband at Bhongir on Tuesday, spoke to mediapersons in response to the allegations that she was responsible for Madhukar's extreme action.
She claimed that her in-laws were deliberately creating a fuss to deprive her of her husband's share in the family property. She also alleged a threat to her life from her in-laws and their relative Ravinder, who was the one she said thrashed her at the cremation ground, and who she said had told her husband wrong things about her.
Presenting phone conversations between Madhukar and her, Swati said that they had never had major disputes and had always loved and cared for each other. She said that she used to take her husband to a doctor for psychological treatment, and that he had been in an even more serious depression with his work-related issues in the last month.
"He used to beat me some times, but would immediately apologize later," Swati said, adding that she never had any complaint though. "I fail to understand why his parents were behaving in such an atrocious manner. Had I committed any wrong, the US police would not have allowed me to leave the country. They should realize their mistake at least now for the sake of my innocent daughter and stop blaming me," she said.