In a dramatic accusation, a former model living in Mumbai’s Bandra area, Rashmi Shahbazker, has filed a complaint with Mumbai police against her husband for domestic violence and of forcing her to convert to Islam.
The woman, a Hindu by birth, is married to a Muslim. She had earlier told the media that she was married Asif 12 years ago and he physically abused her several times.
Rashmi tied the nuptial knot with Asif in 2005 and gave birth to their son in 2010.
She has also alleged she was subjected to physical abuse because she refused to convert to Islam.
Speaking to ANI she said, “He pressurises me, saying that if I don’t follow Islam I can’t be his wife.”
The former model further alleged that her husband has married another woman and both were trying to evict her from the house.
“My husband has recently married a Hindu girl who is half his age. He is now trying to evict me from our marital home. I am facing a serious threat to my life, tortured and assaulted too,” she said.
She also alleged that her husband and his family have brainwashed their child, saying “Since your mom is not Muslim she is ‘Shaitan’.”
As of now, a case has been registered against the woman’s husband and his friend at the Bandra Police Station under IPC Section 354, 323, 324, 504, 506 and 34. An investigation has also been launched.
According to Rashmi, Asif’s second wife has converted to Islam.