A resident of Kanhangad has accused her husband Alavikutty, hailing from Vadakkumpram in Malappuram, and the Valanchery Police of cheating and forcing her to sign divorce papers. She has submitted a complaint in this regard to the Malappuram SP.
According to the complainant, Alavikutty made her sign the divorce papers convincing her that they were some other documents. She said she signed the papers at the Valanchery Police Station.
According to her, Alavikutty married her for gold after obtaining which he wanted a divorce.
The couple got married on March 12. Though the ‘Mahar’ (The money given by the groom to the bride at the time of ‘Nikah’) decided for the marriage was 24 grams of gold, he had given only Rs 12,000.
When they were living in Malappuram after marriage, Alavikutty asked the complainant for the 160 grams of gold ornaments -- which her parents had given her at the time of marriage -- for marrying off his daughter from his first wife. Soon after the marriage of his daughter, Alavikutty wanted to divorse the complainant.
According to the woman, she lodged a complaint of mental abuse with the Valanchery Police Station. Alavikutty’s son Mubashir and his friends beat her up in retaliation to her action, following which the police summoned the couple to the station.
“Though the police recorded my statement, they did not bother to register a case,” she said.
The police asked her to sign some stamp papers. They said it was written on the papers that she had been returned her gold ornaments. However, she managed the read the documents and realised that they were divorce papers.
“The SI ordered me to sign the papers. I begged and said them that I wanted to stay with my husband, and then the SI told me to go to court,” she said.