Not allowed to enter home,woman makes distress call

The woman had gone to her in-laws’ house and was allegedly pushed by her father-in-law and domestic help.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 5, 2013 12:21 am

A 21-year-old woman made a distress call to Mumbai police’s helpline for women —103 — after her father-in-law allegedly barred her from entering her house Friday. The woman had gone to her in-laws’ house and was allegedly pushed by her father-in-law and domestic help.

The woman,who is married to one Ali Hussain,had lodged a harassment complaint on September 5 with the Oshiwara police after she found out that her husband,who stays in the US,had decided to divorce her. She had also alleged that her father-in-law had tortured her over the past two months.

Oshiwara police have registered a case of harassment to a married woman under section 498 (a),as well sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC. They are on the lookout for Ali,while his father has secured anticipatory bail. “We have registered a non-cognizable complaint against the father-in-law and have asked the woman to approach the family court,” said sub-inspector M Suryavanshi.

As per the woman’s complaint,she and Ali had married last year and he had returned to the US within a month of their wedding,leaving her to stay with his father. She alleged that a few months later,her father-in-law and domestic help,Reshma,had beaten her. She said her complaints to her husband fell on deaf ears. The woman left the house and lodged a police complaint when she found out that her husband had uploaded his status on a social networking site as ‘divorced’.

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