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Man booked for torturing NRI wife

Man booked for torturing NRI wife

Father of a Norway-based girl alleged that his son-in-law, a resident of Phagwara who married his daughter to get citizenship of that country, was forcing her to divorce him and marry his younger married brother, so as to settle him abroad.

Strangely, he is planning to marry his brother’s wife to get her citizenship of Norway.

The police have booked him for dowry, cheating and assault at Satnampura police station in Phagwara on July 12. The girls’ parents have written to the Norway government to send him back.

Seema Mandla, who hails from Kala Sanghia village in Kapurthala district, married Anil Kumar of Hadiabad in Phagwara on February 11, 2000. Sham Lal, father of Seema, said he has been settled in Norway for the last about three decades, but his daughter had an Indian passport till her marriage. “After her marriage, her husband started pressing her to attain Norway citizenship, which she got easily as she was brought up there. On the basis of her citizenship, her husband also got it,” he said.

“But after getting the citizenship, he started forcing her to divorce him and marry his younger brother, but when my daughter denied, he started torturing her physically and mentally and also demanded dowry,” he added.

“We started fulfilling his demands and purchased a new house for him, but his was greed increasing by the day. He has thrown my daughter out of the house. We complained to the police and got him booked in two cases,” alleged Sham Lal.

“Even his parents had beaten her up when they came to Norway. And now when we are here on vacation, my daughter went to her in-laws’ house in Phagwara, where she was beaten up again. She was even admitted to the hospital,” said her father.



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