Domestic Abuse of Husbands is often looked upon as a joke in our society. Whenever, men dare to even express the harassment they face from their wives, they are ridiculed or called weak.
In one such incident, a CRPF jawan posted in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district had gone missing for nearly two months. In the interim, his wife lodged a missing FIR and also started seeking financial help in his absence.
Now, after 52-days, the jawan has been traced by the police and he made some shocking revelations.
Nirmal Kataria, a CRPF jawan posted in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar, is married to Hina Kataria and the couple has a four-year-old son. Nirmal suddenly went missing in December last year and thus his wife lodged an FIR in Jagdalpur’s Bodhghat police station.
After filing the missing FIR, Hina started seeking financial help from people to support herself and her child, claiming she had no money to eat food.
Wife Does Press Conference
In January, Hina also did a press conference where she appealed to the people for financial help. Speaking with media back then, Hina quoted:
Police started investigating only after I met with Inspector-General of Police (IG). I have my full doubts that my husband has been kept at his parents’ home, as my in-laws do not want us to be together.
He had 70-80k debt on him, due to which he was under stress.
Adding further, Hina said,
Nirmal was not well, after which I got him treated for a month at a hospital in Raipur. However, after returning here, he has not been able to rejoin duty since August.
In the press conference, Hina also seeked funds from people by sharing her PayTM number.
Sundarraj P., IG Bastar, in his statement to the media, said,
We are doing our duty to trace the missing jawan. His wife’s financial needs will be taken care by CRPF in the interim.
CRPF Jawan Traced
After 52-days of his disappearance, Nirmal was traced by the police in the last week of January. On his return, husband has alleged harassment and torture from his wife Hina, which forced him to leave his home. Speaking with media, Nirmal shared his side of the story, where he alleged:
My wife used to harass me, couple of times she shouted and threatened to thrash me. She keeps asking for money. Fed up with her behaviour, I keep leaving the home.
Nirmal also alleged that ‘he was not the father of the four-year-old boy’ and had requested court to order a DNA test.
Speaking about debts, he said,
Because of my wife’s torture, I was not able to join work, due to which I am under debt running into lakhs.
For all these days, Nirmal was working as a daily wage worker in Madhya Pradesh to support himself. He also said he has been contemplating suicide due to such harassment from wife.
This is not the first time Nirmal fled from his home. In the past too, he went missing, post which he was traced by police, who then suggested he was facing ‘family problems’.
- When we see a woman suffering at the hands of her husband, as a society, we all try to help her get out of such toxic relationship
- On the other hand, there are no laws whatsoever, if a man faces domestic abuse/domestic violence at the hands of his wife
- In fact, as per Hindu Marriage Act, a husband is duty bound to pay maintenance to his wife for life without divorce, until she remarries (u/s 125 CrPC)
- Due to such draconian laws, married men are ending lives year on year in India in the absence of any social / legal support from such matrimonial harassment
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