A former model has filed a complaint with Bandra police station against her husband, who allegedly tortured her and forced her to covert to Islam.
Rashmi Shahbazker, who is a Hindu by birth, got married to Asif in 2005 and gave birth to their son in 2010.
The 42-year-old had earlier called the media to her residence and took them to her bedroom, where she revealed that her husband had physically assaulted her several times over her refusal to convert to Islam.
“Initially, things were good but after three years of their marriage, Asif started forcing me to follow Islam,” the model told reporters.
“He pressurises me, saying that if I don’t follow Islam I can’t be his wife,” she added.
The former model further alleged that her husband has married another woman and both were trying to evict her from the house.
“My husband has recently married a Hindu girl who is half his age. He is now trying to evict me from our marital home. I am facing a serious threat to my life, tortured and assaulted too,” she said. The other girl has allegedly converted to Islam.
She also claimed that her husband and his family have brainwashed their seven-year-old child, saying “Since your mom is not Muslim, she is a shaitan.”
On the basis of her complaint, a case has been registered against Rashmi’s husband and his friend at the Bandra Police Station under IPC Section 354, 323, 324, 504, 506 and 34.
Since the former model told cops that she was beaten by her husband even before she came to file a complaint, the cops rushed her to a hospital for treatment.
Police are currently investigating the matter and trying to ascertain if it is a case of love jihad.
With agency inputs