Noida: Woman demanded Rs. 30 for vegetables, husband gave triple-talaq
A woman asked for Rs. 30 to buy vegetables, and her husband decided to divorce her by uttering talaq thrice. Not only this, but he also thrashed her and gave her electric shocks. This condemnable incident was reported from Noida on Saturday. Following the complaint of the victim, police booked her husband and in-laws. Meanwhile, she returned to her parents' house. Here's what happened.
The victim was identified as 30-year-old Zainab, who is a mother of four (three daughters and a son). In her complaint, Zainab said she was subject to domestic abuse. "On Saturday evening, my husband Sabir, brothers-in-law Zakir and Idris, sister-in-law Sama and mother-in-law Najjo thrashed me. They also gave me electric shocks with a wire," she alleged. Then, Sabir gave her triple talaq.
Zainab also alleged Sabir spat on her face and threw her out of the house. Her parents, who live about one kilometer away, rescued her. "We reached there and found that her in-laws had thrashed her. We took her to a local hospital for treatment and then filed a police complaint," her brother Rashid said. Subsequently, a complaint was filed at Dadri police station.
Sabir and Zainab have been married for nine years but their relationship wasn't smooth, her father Mursaleem said. About two years ago, Sabir used a stick to hit Zainab's head. Mursaleem said Zainab was staying with them for the last couple of days, as she was unwell. "When she returned to her in-laws', Sabir told that he wanted a divorce," he reportedly said.
An FIR was registered under IPC Sections 498-A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation). SHO of Dadri station Niraj Malik said Sabir was arrested and produced before Dadri district magistrate. However, he was released on bail on Sunday. "The other family members named as accused are absconding," he revealed.
"We will refer the matter to the family court as there is no official gazette notification on the issue of triple talaq. We are investigating the allegations of triple talaq," Malik said.
To recall, in August 2017 the Supreme Court had declared triple talaq unconstitutional. The Centre-led by BJP wants to make it a punishable offense and is pushing its weight behind the Triple Talaq Bill. If the bill is passed, Muslim husbands can be jailed for three years for divorcing their wives through triple talaq. The bill was revised to include provisions of bail.