AHMEDABAD: A Vatva man forcibly shaved the head of his 28-year-old wife and assaulted her after accusing her of adding extra salt to his food.
The incident so terrified Rizvana Shaikh
, a resident of Insaniyatnagar
flats, that she gathered the courage to approach the police three days later.
Filing a complaint against her husband with Vatva police on Wednesday, she said that she got married to Imran, 29, eight years ago. “He is a mason who works as a casual labourer to earn a living. On May 8, around 2pm, Imran
came home for lunch. I gave him chapatis and curry. He did not like the taste and began abusing me for adding extra salt to the food. Though I told him that I would make something else, he continued to abuse me verbally,” she told police.
Rizvana, allegedly, asked him not to abuse her over such a petty issue. “This enraged him and he got a stick and began hitting me. I threatened to call the police if he did not stop. Hearing this, he looked around and grabbed a razor. Before I could understand what was happening, he held me by force, pulled my hair and began shaving my head mercilessly. All my pleas for mercy fell on deaf ears,” she told police.
Rizvana claimed that Imran released her only after shaving her entire head. “My screams brought the neighbours rushing to the house. They told me to go to the police but I was so frightened and traumatized that I managed to do so only after three days,” she said.
The police have filed a complaint of causing hurt, uttering abusive words and criminal intimidation against Imran.