Telugu actress Rambha and members of her family have been slapped with the charges of abuse and dowry harassment. Pallavi, wife of Rambha's brother P Srinivas Rao has filed a case against them at the the Banjara Hills police station on July 22. In her complaint, the actress' sister-in-law has claimed that the family has been allegedly abusing her mentally and physically for the past few years.
Rambha's sister-in-law Pallavi sought the court's direction to police for booking of a case the family, stating that they had been harassing her for bringing additional dowry. The Banjara Hills police have registered a case against the actress' family under relevant sections of Dowry Prohibition Act, says a police office.
In a statement to the media, V Satyanarayana, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, said, "It's a court referred matter. Following the court directions, a dowry harassment case been registered. Rambha has been named as an accused in the case. We are examining witnesses. Further investigations are on."
Rambha's brother P Srinivas Rao got married to Pallavi in 1999 and the couple have two children. But Pallavi was staying with her parents following some disputes with her husband. Satyanarayana added, "In February this year, she had lodged a complaint against her husband and subsequently moved the court three days ago."