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Wife arrested

Tura, May 15: A woman who was arrested yesterday for abusing her husband was produced in a sessions court today and remanded in 14 days’ judicial custody.

Police arrested the woman based on two FIRs filed by her husband and mother-in-law on Monday and Tuesday.

The police have registered a case under Section 447 (punishment for criminal trespassing) and Section 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation).

West Garo Hills superintendent of police, Mukesh Singh said, “She was arrested based on two FIRs, which stated that the woman had tortured her husband mentally, which includes verbal abuse. Though they did not live together, she used to barge into her husband’s house with a motive to harass him. The couple have filed a divorce suit.”

Both the FIRs state that the woman had asked for an alimony of Rs 3.5 lakh constantly embarrassed her husband and his family. For the last couple of months, they have been living separately.

The woman’s brother, who did not wish to be quoted, said, “A week back, my sister’s husband refused to go ahead with the divorce. He had promised to take care of the two children, but had failed to pay up the school fees. The two quarrelled but it was nothing like “torturing” and “abusing”.

Singh said, “In connection with the case, an official where the husband was working also filed an FIR alleging that he was forced to sign a letter by the woman on May 13, where it was written that her husband was allotted a quarters.”

The woman’s husband is a central government employee, while she is employed with the Meghalaya government.