Rajkot: A 23-year-old woman has accused her husband of giving triple talaq while she was unconscious. The mother of a three-year-old son, Rubina Afzal Lakhani, on Thursday lodged an FIR against her husband Afzal Hussain at the Rajkot mahila police station and alleged that he assaulted her and made her leave the house 18 months ago.
She said in her complaint that since she got married to Afzal five years ago, she has been facing harassment by her husband and in-laws. She added in an argument over household work nearly 18 months ago, Afzal allegedly thrashed her due to which she fell unconscious.
She accused that while she was unconscious, her husband gave her triple talaq. After she recovered, she was allegedly told by her mother-in-law that Afzal had divorced her and she will have to leave the house. "When I regained consciousness, my in-laws asked me to leave my home as, they claimed, my husband had divorced me by pronouncing talaq thrice. I argued that I was unconscious and that I had heard nothing of sort. But, they did not listen to me and asked me to leave," she was quoted as saying.
Since then, Rubina has been staying at her father's place in Mochi Bazaar with her son. Reports suggest that community leaders and family members tried to mutually resolve the issue between the husband and wife but they remained unsuccessful.
Along with Afzal, his mother Rashida, father Hussain Jamal, sister Suhana Akram Khorani and Rashida's father Karim Osman have also been booked for mental and physical harassment under sections of the Indian Penal Code. Investigation into the case is currently underway.
"They had domestic issues and would often lead to physical assaults. Based on her complaint, we have registered an offence under various sections of the IPC,” an inspector at the police station said.