Man booked for harassing, torturing wife

The Ponda police have booked Sunil Pandurang Gawde, 27, a native of Castle Rock, Karnataka, for allegedly harassing and torturing his wife, Namita Gawde, 21, a resident of Curti in Ponda taluka. The case was lodged on Sunday. The police traced the accused on Monday evening, sources said.

Quoting the complaint lodged by the wife, police said that the wife suspected that the accused (her husband of seven years) was having an affair with another woman. Sources said the wife felt that the accused was harassing and torturing her so as to estrange her and enable him to remarry. The couple have one child. Based on her complaint, Ponda police have registered a case against the husband under Sections 498-A (Harassment) of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Ponda PSI Sadashiv Hunashikatti is investigating the case.[TOI]