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Man kills elder brother for preventing talaq of his second wife

On Friday evening, when Saddam, Sanwari and Izfala were involved in an altercation in their house, Anwarul intervened, which proved fatal for him.

india Updated: May 23, 2017 18:52 IST
Aditya Nath Jha
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While the All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court assuring the top court that it would issue an advisory to all qazis across the country to tell bridegrooms that they would not resort to triple talaq to annul their marriage, a man in Katihar, 304 km east of Patna, stabbed his elder brother to death when he tried to stop his younger brother from giving divorce (triple talaq) to his second wife after just four months of marriage.

Md Saddam (32) stabbed Md Anwarul (35) at Mawaiya village under Bishanpur panchayat of Korha police station of Katihar district on Friday evening. Anwarul died on Monday while being taken to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).  

Anwarul had tried to mediate between Saddam and his second wife Izfala Khatun (20).

“My husband never wanted Saddam to divorce his second wife whom he married recently,” Zarful (30), wife of the deceased, told HT between sobs as she lodged an FIR against Saddam and his first wife Sanwari Khatun. “My husband was also opposed to his second marriage, but he did not agree,” she added.

Zarful informed the police that Saddam wanted to get rid of his second wife after a few months of marriage and had even announced that he would divorce her.

Saddam, a marginal farmer, has four children with his first wife and after his second marriage he found it extremely difficult to support his family.

Izfala Khatun, wife of Saddam, said, “When I heard that Saddam would divorce me, I tried to persuade him not to do so but he paid no heed to my request. In connivance with his first wife (Sanwari), he tried to eliminate me.” She also alleged that her husband would often beat her.   

On Friday evening, when Saddam, Sanwari and Izfala were involved in a heated altercation in their house, Anwarul intervened, which proved fatal for him.

“Furious over Anwarul’s intervention, Saddam attacked him with a knife repeatedly which left him in a pool of blood. We took him to Katihar Medical College and Hospital (KMCH). On Sunday, he was referred o the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), but he died on way,” Izfala said.

Station house officer (SHO) of Korha police station Anuj Kumar, while confirming the incident, said, “We have lodged an FIR against Saddam and his first wife Sanwari Khatun and both of them have been arrested.”