According to the Noida resident Jannati Begum, her father Mohammed Shakil Ansari has married two new wives after her mother’s death in February this year and is now pressurising and coercing her and her husband to evict their house in order to accommodate his two new wives. Begum has filed a complaint against her father alleging that her father had attacked her and abused her after she and her husband refused to vacate the house, says a TOI report.
Begum has claimed that her 55-year-old father had married a 16-year-old girl named Shahnaaz two months after her mother’s death. Ansari belongs to Bihar’s Purnia where he went to after his wife’s death in February and soon married Shahnaaz. “We had no inkling of his new marriage. We came to know about his marriage only after he brought Shahnaaz home. He started pestering us to leave the house to accommodate his new wife. However, I remonstrated his marriage saying that it has brought dishonour to the family and refused to leave the house,” Begum said.
In the police complaint lodged at Phase III police, Jannati had alleged that she has been at the receiving end of thrashings and abuses over the matter by her father.
Begum’s husband defended their move of refusing to move out of the house claiming that they had invested money in the construction of the house along with the purchase of the land. “We had made a contribution of Rs 2 lakhs to buy this plot of land in 2007. In addition to this, we had also spent Rs 5 lakhs in its construction,” he said.
Begum has further asserted that last week her father asked them to vacate the house claiming he had married yet another woman who needs to be accommodated in the house. “Since Shahnaaz is housed in the shop and he had married another woman, we need to leave the house to make a place for his new wife,” she said.
Ansari, on the other hand, has claimed that she had married only Shahnaaz and not a third woman. “I said I married the third woman as they were not vacating the house, he said.
The investigation is underway and on confirmation of the allegations levelled by Jannati Begum, her father Ansari will be arrested. The police have lodged a complaint under IPC Sections 506(criminal intimidation) and 504(intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) against Ansari.