Auto driver gives triple talaq to wife for ‘uneven teeth’

She complained of being harassed frequently for additional dowry

Four months after marriage, an auto driver from Moula Ali allegedly pronounced triple talaq to his wife for having “uneven teeth”.

Filthy language

The victim, Ruksana Begum (25), approached Kushaiguda police on Wednesday night stating that her husband, Mohammed Mustafa, came to her parents’ house and abused her family members in filthy language, before giving triple talaq.

“He abused Ms. Begum and her family members and said talaq three times, and said that he was not interested in her anymore and then started avoiding her calls,” inspector K. Chandra Shekar said, quoting the victim’s complaint.

Ms. Begum got married to Mustafa on June 27 when her parents gave a dowry of ₹5 lakh cash, five tolas of gold jewellery and other household articles.

During the wedding, Mustafa’s father Mohammed Ahmed told her family that his son was a clothes merchant in Madina and was well-settled.

However, after marriage, the victim came to know that her husband is an auto driver and they live in a rented house, police said.

Physical assault

“The accused also took her brother’s bike and was reluctant to return. When she tried to ask him the reason, Mustafa and his family members started assaulting her physically,” Mr. Chandra Shekar said, adding that unable to bear their harassment, she went to her parents’ house.

Following a complaint lodged by Ms. Begum, a case under Section 498-A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and Sections 3 and 4 of Muslim Woman (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 was booked against Mustafa and his family members.

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