A woman from Bihar’s capital, Patna, has accused her husband of repeatedly assaulting her, forcing her to live with him in an abusive environment and threatening to kill her if she does not stop.
S.K. Sharma, an assistant professor at a government school, filed a police complaint with the police on Saturday alleging her husband, Rajesh Sharma, had repeatedly slapped her and had threatened to kill and harm her if her complaint did not come to an end.
Suresh Sharma is facing a charge of rape, rape under IPC and murder in connection with the incident that happened in August this year.
According to the complaint, the couple first met on a Facebook group for women to discuss their experiences of sexual assault.
Sushma Sharma told The Indian Express that she had gone to Rajesh’s home in Patna on August 18, 2016, to talk about her complaint.
“My husband’s behaviour towards me was quite extreme,” she said.
“I was crying, he was angry and very rude.
When he slapped me, I fell down.
I thought I would die, I was scared.”
The next day, she said, she and her mother went to her husband’s home.
They were surprised to find him there, holding a knife.
“His face was covered with a towel.
I asked him why he was doing that.
He said, ‘I am not doing anything wrong, I am not going to hurt you’.”
Sharma alleged that he threatened her mother, who was also there, and also threatened to cut her throat if she did not stop complaining.
Sears, who is based in Delhi, has not responded to The Indian Press request for comment.
Sesharaj Yadav, a lawyer who represented Sharma in his case, said that the family had tried to take action against him, but that the case has been closed and there was no way to stop the violence.
“The police have not made any statement yet, but I think it is very unfortunate that the victim has not reported the matter to the police,” Yadav told The India Express.
“This kind of thing happens all the time.
We need to keep it under control, we need to prevent this kind of violence.”
Sharma’s mother, however, said she has received messages from her son’s friends, who have also spoken out against the violence he allegedly committed.
“We are not against this man.
I have a lot of anger against him,” she told The Hindu.
“He is a father, and he should not treat a daughter like a child.”