A young woman of Gwalior has alleged that a Jammu and Kashmir native married her posing as a Hindu man and later threw her out of his home recently.
The matter came to light on Sunday evening when a video of the woman seeking help in reaching her home in Gwalior went viral on social media.
The police in Gwalior however claimed that the woman has reached her home in the city two days ago when the video went viral. A woman sub inspector also contacted her. The woman had posted the video on Facebook saying she was in Surankot (in Poonch, J&K) and her husband and in laws had thrown her out of home beating her up.
Accusing her in laws of a murderous assault in the video, the woman had flayed the local police saying she wasn’t getting any help in reaching her home.
“My husband’s real name is Shaukat Ali Khan who was exploiting me physically and financially for last six months and used to beat me up with his family. He had married me with under an assumed identity and I learnt his real name when I reached in laws village. My husband and in laws bashed me and attacked me with an axe and threw me out of home,” the woman showing her injury marks had said in the video.
After the video went viral in social media, some Hindu groups contacted like-minded organisations in Jammu and Kashmir pleading to help the woman.
Later with the help of a women’s organisation, the victim lodged a complaint with police in Poonch. Afterwards, the police arrested prime accused Shaukat and four others, the police in Gwalior said.
Superintendent of Police Gwalior Amit Sanghi told media persons that action will be taken if the woman approaches police in Gwalior with any complaint.
The victim used to work with an event management company and had gone to Jaipur early this year where she met and fell in love with a man who identified himself as Sahil Kumar, a Kashmiri Hindu. Believing claims of the man, the woman had married him soon after.
After helping the victim complain against the husband and his family, Hindu organisations had helped the woman reach her home in Gwalior.