Badaun : Police detained a man in Bisuali here for allegedly beating up his wife before tonsuring and locking her up in the house after she insisted on attending her uncle's funeral. The incident took place on October 17.
Seema Devi, 31, remained locked up till she broke free and escaped to her aunt's house on Monday, and later lodged a complaint with the police against her husband and in-laws.
Seema Devi told the police she was regularly tortured and abused by her alcoholic husband, Rajpal
The couple have been married for nine years and have a nine-year-old son.
Seema blamed her in-laws who said they invariably supported their son when he abused her.
"My father's elder brother passed away on October 17. He was like my father and I wanted to see for him for the last time but Rajpal would not allow me to go. When I insisted, he thrashed me blue and black and later, shaved my head. My in-laws did not try to rescue me."
She said that she did not want to return to because she feared a threat to her life and also the safety of her son.
SSP Badaun, Sankalp Sharma, said on Wednesday, "We have registered an FIR under IPC sections 509 (act or gesture intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 500 (punishment for defamation) and 498A (cruelty to a married woman) against the husband, his parents, in-laws and one relative. The husband and the relative have been detained and action is being taken as per law."
Report from IANS with a few edits