Woman accuses doctor husband of infecting her with HIV through saline

Pune: A 27-year-old woman has lodged a police complaint alleging that her doctor husband gave her an HIV-infected saline a year ago. She alleged that her husband, who is now seeking a divorce, had infected her with HIV through the saline.

The woman claimed that her husband, a homoeopathic doctor, and his parents were harassing her for dowry since the couple got married in 2015, According to Wakad police.

In October 2017, her husband administered her saline at home when she fell sick, she told the police.

The police stated, “In February this year when she again fell sick, she got some tests done and found out that she was HIV positive. 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.”

“We have registered a case under sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison) and 498 (dowry offences) of IPC and are seeking a medical opinion,” he added.