Balasore: While the bill criminalising triple talaq was passed in the Parliament, a man in Balasore district’s Soro divorced his wife by pronouncing ‘talaq’ thrice on Eid-Al-Adha yesterday.
However, the matter came to light today morning when the woman approached the district Collector and submitted a written complaint regarding the same.
The woman, who had tied the nuptial knot three years ago, also alleged of being tortured by her husband, identified as Karim Khan, and her in-laws.
According to sources, the victim, who stays at Pathana Mohala in Soro area, approached her husband yesterday asking for Eidi (money given on Eid) at her husband’s shop. But instead of bestowing his wife with gifts on the auspicious occasion, the accused man abused her verbally and later uttered talaq thrice before leaving his shop.
Narrating her ordeal, the victim also stated that she was not loved and respected by her husband or her in-laws following certain family issues. Besides, she was allegedly kept deprived of basic amenities and that her brother used to bring her meals.
After hearing to the complaints of the woman and her family, the district Collector has ordered a probe into the matter, sources said.