A woman scorned can take revenge even from the dead. Earlier this month, late Indian actress Soundarya won a property dispute in the High Court 12 years after her death. Now she is all set to take revenge on the people who cheated her. The secretary of the housing society and his sister-in-law who cheated her of the residential site after her death, are now facing the heat from the Lokayukta police.
The Lokayukta police want PH Dayanand, the secretary of the Bhavani Housing Co-operative Society, and V Bhagyalakshmi, his sister-in-law, for custodial interrogation. They are accused of cancelling a site allotted to the late actress by raising a false dispute after hatching a conspiracy. The cancellation happened after Soundarya's death in an air crash in April 2004. The site in Banashankari III Stage was then allotted to Bhagyalakshmi.
While Soundarya was allotted the site in 1999, the cancellation was done in August 2012, a full eight years after the actress's death. Soundarya's husband had sold the site to one Siddamma in 2005 itself. In 2012, after cancelling the site allotted to Soundarya, Dayanand transferred it to Bhagyalakshmi who then sold it to another party. The Lokayukta police have charged Dayanand, Bhagyalakshmi and two others under the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act. It is alleged that they conspired to create fake charges to dispossess the dead Soundarya of the site.
The trial court as well as the High Court has denied bail to the two accused. The HC on April 6 said, "There is prima-facie case in regard to the conspiracy hatched relating to the cnacellation of allotment made in favour of Soundarya, the original allotee and the sale of site by Dayanand in favour of Bhagyalakshmi and Dayanand in favour of S Nagarathna."
The court also noted that the manner in which the offence are said to have been committed and the gravity of the offences alleged, there was no reason for Dayanand and Bhagyalakshmi to be allowed bail, Indian media reports.