A Pune woman has alleged that her husband along with his parents injected an HIV virus into her in order to get her to sign their divorce papers.
The 27-year-old resident of Pimple-Saudagar learnt of the situation earlier this year and accused her husband, a homoeopathy practitioner of injecting the virus when he put her on an extra venous drip in 2017.
"She had undergone tests in January when she learned that she was HIV positive. She claims that in October 2017, her husband had put her on an intravenous drip through which, she claims, he injected the virus," police inspector Satish Mane of Wakad police station told Hindustan Times.
He added "We asked for her blood test reports. We expect the same to come in on Saturday (today). We want to find out how old is the infection, how was it transmitted - sexually or through the bloodstream. Her husband cannot be arrested until we get an expert opinion on the same."
According to a complaint filed by the woman, the man's family had been harassing the woman for dowry. She agreed once but the demands kept increasing. When she said no, her husband started to physically and verbally abuse her. He then began to force her to sign the divorce papers he had arranged after which he allegedly injected her with the deadly virus to pressurise her into signing the papers.
The husband has been called into the Wakad police station for questioning. The woman filed a case against the man under Sections 498(a) (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (common intention, 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (insult with an intention of provoking breach of peace), of Indian Penal Code (IPC).