Meerut: A 36-year-old cleric in Meerut is faced with a strange dichotomy – one so bizarre that has forced him to file a complaint against his wife with the police to save himself from future troubles.
The reason being that the cleric’s wife has threatened her husband to shave off his beard as she “likes clean-shaven men like Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan”. The cleric’s failure to comply could result in his wife committing suicide, his wife has threatened.
According to media reports, in a letter of complaint to District Magistrate Pankaj Yadav, Arshad Badruddin, has alleged that his 33-year-old wife Sahana insisted on him shaving off his beard as she was “fond of clean-shaven men like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan”.
Badruddin, also alleged that his wife has bought a smartphone and chats which she uses to chat with “gair mard” day and night.
“She insists on her demand. I have also told her many times to curtail the use of mobile phone as I fear that our children will also pick the bad habit and it would become difficult to discipline them. I am irritated by her behaviour," the cleric wrote in his letter to the DM.
"I am irritated by her behaviour. When I scolded her recently, she started crying and threatened to commit suicide after poisoning our children," Badruddin was quoted as saying in the complaint.
Badruddin and his wife got married in 2001 and have four children.
However, the threats by his wife are not hollow. According to Badruddin's complaint, his wife recently tried to hang herself when he refused to go Eid shopping for "western clothes for the children and herself."
The annoyed husband has now sought help and requested that Sahana be counselled as he fears he might be blamed if she does anything to herself.