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An FIR has been registered by suburban Kandivali police against a woman today for allegedly cheating, trying to extort money, reneging on her divorce agreement as well as threatening to file a false dowry case against her husband. Case has been registered against two of the woman’s close relatives also.
According to the case which was filed on April 9, the police has charged the accused persons under Section 385 (extortion), Section 420 (cheating) and Section 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code.
Don’t we always say that all this 498A extortion business is always a ‘team operation’. Even in above case, it’s not just the woman who is accused, two of her relatives also seem to be part of the ‘deal’ to get some enrichment from the benefits of
The complainant who is an engineer by profession was married on May 2013 but developed an estranged relationship with his wife merely four months after the tying the knot.
Since it is mandatory to complete at least an year of marriage to file divorce papers, the complainant and his wife reached a “mutual understanding”.
“In December 2013, I and my wife, signed papers in the presence of eye witnesses, to file for divorce in due course of time. I immediately transferred an alimony amount of Rs 2 lakh to her account, as per our mutual understanding,” the complainant said.
“However, after an year, when I requested her to come and sign divorce papers, she rejected my calls and messages. After this, I sent her a legal notice, she demanded another Rs 10 lakh, failing which she said, she would file a false dowry complaint against me,” the complainant said.
With all due sympathies to the man who got trapped in wife’s schemes, let this be a warning to any man who thinks that wife’s offer to get a mutual divorce is a genuine offer! As the complainant says: “I immediately transferred an alimony of RS 2 lakh to her account…”. Stop falling for these ‘sweet deals’ offered by your yesterday-newly-married-today-newly-estranged-wife. Wife says she’s ok to give ‘mutual’ divorce upon 2 lakhs payment, and husband readily agrees thinking 2 lakh may not be a bad deal after all to get rid of an estranged wife! These ‘offers’ are nothing but a test, the real ‘deal’ will be announced later, as this woman did too, but unfortunately for her the tables got turned.
“With no other option left, I approached the Vaastav Foundation which works for men in distress. They guided and helped me a lot to come out of this mental agony,” he said.
Vaastav Foundation’s founder-member Amit Deshpande said, “This case is an example of how women misuse overprotective laws. Crime and greed have no gender. Hence, in such cases, punishment too ought to be equal”.
RESPECT to the MRAs!