“My Husband Didn’t Even Realise My Brother Killed Him”: Hyderabad Woman Sulthana
Her husband is beaten to death by railway on a busy road in Hyderabad and a mob couldn’t save him, even though she begged for help. Syed Ashrin Sulthana later told police that the killers were her brother and his friend. She wants them to bring to justice.
The newlywed Sulthana entered the house of her husband B Nagaraju for the first time after his death two days ago. She says she will live in his childhood home, with his memories, until the day she dies.
Nagaraju, a Hindu, died instantly after the attack of his Muslim wife’s brother.
Frustrated with grief, 21-year-old Sulthana clutched a framed picture of Nagaraju as Lord Krishna as she spoke to NDTV on Wednesday evening.
“My husband and I were riding bicycles. He slowed down a bit to cross the road, suddenly two bicycles came. I didn’t realize my brother was riding on one. They pushed my husband, he was. fell. They started hitting him with sticks. When I tried to save him, my brother’s friends pushed me. I begged for help but people took video,” she said.
It was over in an instant, but she felt everyone had enough time to intervene and stop the attack. She feels she has wasted precious seconds asking for help that never came.
“In 10 to 15 minutes, my husband was beaten 30 to 35 times with sticks. They beat my husband to the brain. When he died and when I touched his head, my hand touched … his brain overflowed. I wasted my time asking people for help, trusting society. I could have used that time to do something to help my husband. My husband didn’t even realize it. my brother killed him… Twenty people could have stopped four.”
Nagaraju, a 25-year-old car salesman, and Sulthana, married on January 31, despite her family, which vehemently opposed her marriage outside of her faith.
But the two have known each other since school and fell madly in love. They feel their love will prevail and win. Religion had never bothered them before.
“There was always a threat from my family. I told Raju to marry someone else because there was a problem. I tried to convince him for two months. But he said we would live. together and die together Even when we have to go Somewhere far away after marriage He said that I would die for you Today my husband died for me I feel if I let he married someone else, he lived,” Sulthana shared.
“Being here, in Raju’s childhood home, I feel like I’m with him.”
Her mother-in-law forces her to drink her juice and she does so, reluctantly – two women, united in grief.
Sulthana couldn’t get the gruesome images out of her mind – her husband lying lifeless on the street, his head covered in blood, flesh and brain fragments.
In the 10 years she had known Nagaraju, Sulthana had never seen him in pain. Yet she witnessed him die in the most horrifying way.
“I thought I couldn’t even live a minute without my husband. But I’m here, talking to you, because I’m angry at my brother. All I want is for them to suffer. because of how my husband died,” she said.
“My brother beat me the day before my wedding, on January 30th. He locked me in my room and told me to hang myself.”
She somehow escaped and married “Raju” the next day. The couple exchanged sim cards. They even went to the police, who advised them to stay away from their families.