When this brave 37-year-old wife, who is a doctor, shared how she was abused by an educated family of doctors, many of us felt shocked and saddened.
We couldn’t stop wondering how a well-educated family can do this to a woman. Woman, who left her family, parents, and home to start a new life in a hope to get love and respect in her new home.
This abuse story is so painful that we are applauding her courage to come forward.
Her brave attempt of seeking justice to build a better life for her child and herself is a story that every woman needs to celebrate and seek inspiration from.
Her Heartbreaking Story Of Abuse By Educated Family Of Doctors
After connecting on a matrimonial site, the couple met in 2010 and got married soon. But, hardly this woman knew what the future had in store.
As per the report, the woman said that her husband had ignored her from the beginning and was having an affair with a colleague. The husband used to justify his affair and assault her when questioned. She said the torture continued when she became pregnant in 2012.
Recallinng her trauma, she shared with the court how her husband kicked her in the stomach when she was pregnant and even locked her out in the balcony at midnight.
She further added that her in-laws prohibited her from breastfeeding her infant and had attempted to coerce her to leave the child behind and to go to Europe to find a high-paying job.
She said they had even abused her and called her a “slum girl from Mumbai” and demanded her salary. The woman said she then began to deposit money in their joint account.
After the series of harassment, this woman lost all hope in 2014 and left her husband to go back to her parents. In 2015, she submitted a complaint against the man and her in-laws.
What is even more disturbing is the fact that along with her husband, even her father-in-law also played a key role in abusing her. Even he is a doctor.
At the time of marriage, the woman’s father had given Rs 25 lakh to her in-laws as a dowry.
The Court’s Attempt To Provide Justice To This Brave Mom
Though the man and his parents have denied the allegations, the court did find substantial truth in the complaint by this woman.
The court reacted strongly on the abuse story of this Germany-based Indian doctor physically assaulting his wife. The court shared it’s disappointment that despite being “highly educated and practicing a noble profession”, a man could do this:
“It is very relevant to mention here whether it is expected of a person who is highly qualified and in a noble profession to cause any kind of violence to his wife.
The evidence of the applicant (woman) reveals not only a single incidence of violence but a series of it,”
Finding substance in the woman’s allegations, the court said,
“It is pertinent to state here that a mother cannot leave to go abroad without her small baby for the purpose of earning.
Furthermore, depriving a mother of breastfeeding is an insult of her motherhood.
These acts on the part of respondent number three (mother-in-law) certainly fall under the definition of mental and emotional abuse.”
The court further said,
“The mere fact that the spouse with whom the child is living has a source of income, even if sufficient, would in no way absolve the other spouse of his obligation to make his contribution towards the maintenance and welfare of the child.”
A magistrate court has ordered this 38-year-old man to pay the monthly maintenance of Rs 60,000 to his wife and their five-year-old child.
He was also directed to pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the mental, emotional and financial violence the wife suffered.
While this brave woman is fighting for her right, we wonder how even well educated and well-to-do families fail to treat their daughters-in-law right.
Humble Request To Every Parent
While many women still chose to suffer in silence against the educated and wealthy in-laws, we have a humble request to every parent. Doesn’t matter how educated or well-to-do the families are but if they are greedy, don’t give your daughters to them.
While you may think that you are giving your daughter a dream life that she deserved. But sadly, you would be sending her to hell. And that might leave painful scars on her soul that can never be healed.