In another shocking incident, a woman in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad was beaten and abandoned by her husband for not being ‘slim and fair’ as his girlfriend.
As per the sources, a 23-year-old woman from the Ghatlodia area of the city filed a complaint with police alleging that her husband kept taunting her by calling her fat, dark and ugly. In her complaint, she mentioned how around a month after their marriage, the husband and in-laws started harassing her for dowry.
In her FIR with Ghatlodia police, she mentioned:
“My husband used to taunt that I was dark, fat and ugly. He used to tell me that his girlfriend was pretty, slim and fair. Whenever I protested, he used to beat me and even his family members provoked him to beat me,”
As per TOI, the woman in her complaint stated that her in-laws too harassed her for her appearance since the time she was married. She further stated how her in-laws and husband started thrashing her over petty issues.
Sharing the details of her ordeal, she added how her husband and his family considered her as a bad omen for not having a brother. They believed that the woman might not be capable to give birth to a baby boy. Her in-laws even threatened her with severe consequences if she gave birth to a girl child.
The investigation is still on in the case. It is heart-breaking how even in the 21st century, women are suffering at the hands of abusive husbands and in-laws!