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Suryanarayana's wife attempts suicide

The suicide attempt came after the dramatic claim made by a young woman Swapna that she was the second wife of Suryanarayana.

india Updated: May 02, 2006 10:14 IST

The arrival of the body of engineer K Suryanarayana, who was killed in Afghanistan, at his home on Monday was marked by high drama with a suicide attempt by his wife Manjula and the entry of another woman staking claim to be his second spouse, who demanded share in the compensation sanctioned for the family.

Manjula consumed phenyl in the bathroom of her house and collapsed after which her relatives, who had gathered at her residence, rushed her to the hospital.

The suicide attempt by Manjula came hours after the dramatic claim made by a young woman Swapna that she was the second wife of Suryanarayana.

Swapna, hailing from Warangal, met Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Soumya Mishra in Hyderabad and also sought permission to have a last glimpse of the body of her "husband".

"Suryanarayana had married me in 2004 and we have a nine- month-old daughter," Swapna, in her late 20s, told reporters after meeting Mishra.

Swapna claimed she had "willingly entered into wedlock" with Suryanarayana despite knowing he was already married with three children.

She said they got married at Ramappa temple in Warangal two years ago against the wishes of both their families.

"He often used to visit my house in Warangal. He had come to me during his previous visit to India last month," Swapna said.