Vadodara: A driver living in Gorwa was booked for divorcing his wife by saying ‘talaq’ nine times as per the tradition of their community.
Besides being booked under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, the driver Jabir Hussain Sheikh (26) has also been accused of cruelty and criminal intimidation by his wife Azimabanu (25).
In her police complaint, Azimabanu stated that everything was fine between her and Jabir for a year after their marriage in December 2015. Later, she became suspicious that Jabir was having an extra-marital affair. Azimabanu alleged that when she told her mother-in-law Sehrajbanu, she assured her that Jabir will correct himself. However, when Azimabanu confronted Jabir, he became furious and broke her phone. Soon, Jabir resorted to violence and verbal altercations. Police said that Azimabanu continued tolerating mental and physical harassment as she did not want to ruin her three-year-old daughter’s future. But on July 20, during heated arguments between the couple, Jabir uttered ‘talaq’ nine times and asked her to leave him.
Azimabanu then moved to her parents’ house in Wadi and approached police on Monday with her complaint. Cops said that they have not yet arrested the accused. tnn