The Hush Post| 7:44 pm|one-minute-read|
A man in Hyderabad allegedly divorced his wife by pronouncing triple talaq within four months of their marriage. The grounds for the divorce were that his wife had irregular teeth.
36-year-old Mohammad Mustafa of Hasan Nagar colony on the outskirts of Hyderabad, who married Ruksana Begum (25) of Kushaiguda on June 27 this year, is now absconding.
According to a complaint lodged by Ruksana with the Kushaiguda police on October 26, Mustafa pronounced “triple talaq” twice – first on October 1 at her residence and again on October 12 over the phone, on the pretext that she had irregular teeth. All this while, his parents had also tortured her asking for dowry, she complained.
The Kushaiguda police registered a case against Mustafa on Friday under Section 498 A of the Indian Penal Code, besides under the Dowry Prohibition Act and the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act. “The accused is absconding. We are on the lookout for him. The investigation is on,” Kushaiguda inspector K Chandrasekhar said.
Ruksana’s cousin Md Khadeer said that within a week after the marriage, her in-laws had started harassing her for more dowry while Mustafa insulted her saying he did not like her because of her ugly teeth.
“Ruksana’s father passed away long ago and her mother had to struggle a lot to solemnize her daughter’s marriage. She gave Rs 5 lakh towards dowry, apart from a motorbike to Mustafa. Yet, Ruksana’s in-laws were not satisfied,” Khadeer said.
Unable to bear the harassment from her in-laws, Ruksana returned to her mother’s home on July 29.
“She filed a complaint with the local police at Rajendranagar, but they tried to strike a compromise. Mustafa said he would take her back to his home,” he said.