In a heinous act, a woman from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly was given triple talaq by her husband over a phone and was kept starved, confined for a month without water died during her medical treatment on Tuesday. The deceased identified as Razia has a 6-year-old child. According to her sister, Razia's husband used to beat her up for dowry. First, she was given triple talaq, then was kept confined inside a room without food and water, she alleged.
"After locking her up for a month in the house, he left her at a relative's house. I got her home as soon as I was informed. We went to the police to report the incident. However, the police did not register any case," she said.
Founder of NGO Mera Haq, Farhat Naqvi, told ANI that Razia's husband Nahim was married earlier and had tortured his first wife in the same way. "Razia was admitted to the district hospital. After that, she was transferred to Lucknow for the treatment. Her condition became critical and she was transferred back," said Mr Naqvi.
Last, week a woman from Mahoba was given triple talaq by the husband over making burnt rotis and was forced to leave her husband's house because the chapati she had prepared got burnt.
The Supreme Court in August last year had ruled out triple talaq, calling the practice unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, which provides for equality before the law.