Pune – HIV Affected Woman Accuses Husband

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A woman, 27 years old, who is HIV positive, accused her husband of infecting her with HIV through saline a year ago, in Pune.

The case came to light after she filed a complaint against her husband. According to the complaint, her husband and his parents were harassing her for dowry since they got married in the year 2015.

The victim said, in 2017, when she fell sick, her husband, who is a homeopathic doctor, treated her and administered her saline at home. It was in early February, when after some tests, she found out she was HIV positive.

The police officer investigating the case said, “We made both husband and wife undergo HIV tests at a private laboratory and found that both were HIV positive. However, tests at a government run research institute showed that only the woman was HIV positive.”

The police started an investigation and charged the husband under Sections 328 (Causing hurt by means of poison) and 498 (Dowry offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC.) The husband is now seeking a divorce.

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