Ayyub Mansuri, a Juhapura resident of Ahmedabad city had last week severed his wife’s tongue with a knife. In defence, the 46-year-old man from Juhapura has said to the police that he was compelled to do so because his wife’s tongue ‘had got stuck with his while they were kissing’ on October 9.
However, the police officials who questioned Mansuri on this bizarre act of violence claimed that his answers to the questions asked of him were evasive. A Vejalpur police official said, “Mansuri narrated the sequence of events of October 9. He said when things turned passionate he discovered his wife Tasleem’s tongue got fused with his. He tried separating the two tongues, during which his wife’s tongue was severed.”
In addition to this, Mansuri further added that he panicked after realising that his wife’s tongue was cut and that she was bleeding profusely. He left her wife in the lurch and ran away after locking her inside the house.
Mansuri’s wife Tasleem was rushed to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hospital on the night of October 9. Tasleem cannot speak or eat properly. Tasleem’s brother-in-law, Idrish Mansuri, said that she has undergone a surgery and has been put on a liquid diet. Tasleem is the third wife of Mansuri and he is her second husband. Mansuri is also accused of regularly beating Tasleem after they got married in March 2018.
Mansuri’s wife has stated to the police that Mansuri used to regularly beat her up. She has added, “On Wednesday night at around 11 pm, when we were lying on one bed, my husband smiled at me and told that he wanted to kiss me on my tongue. I stuck out my tongue and as soon as I did, he first bit my tongue and held it and then cut it off with a knife,” stated the woman, who was unable to speak.
It is notable here that Mansuri was also previously accused of murder for allegedly burning his first wife Parveen to death. While the judicial proceedings were ongoing, Mansuri married another woman from Mumbai and assaulted her too. She left him. Then he had married Tasleem. Mansuri is currently lodged in Sabarmati jail under judicial custody.