Brother of Madhavi, the victim of a brutal attack by her father, Madhavachary, said that his father is a habitual alcoholic and is not mentally stable. He said that they came to know about Madhavi's love affair only two days before she got married. They did not tell Madhavi's father about this, as they knew about his mental condition, the boy said. They were scared that he would beat her up, he added. Their mother too is innocent and does not know anything, he said.