A debt-ridden man in Indore allegedly put his wife on ‘sale’ on Facebook for Rs 1 lakh and said the buyer could do ‘anything’ with her, prompting police to register a case against him.
The accused, Dilip Mali, said he was innocent and that someone hacked into his account to put up the post. He hadn’t logged onto Facebook for the past six months, he added.
But an FIR against him said Mali posted his wife’s biodata and picture along with his mobile number on Facebook. The post has since been deleted.
The matter came to the fore on Sunday evening when his wife’s brother saw the post and informed her.
She filed a complaint with the police, who registered a case under Section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
The couple were married in 2012 and have a three-year-old daughter, she informed the Aerodrome police station. In her complaint, she wrote the family moved to Indore’s Shubham Nagar three months ago from Khargone district.
But they had to shift to Kaveri Sangam Nagar following repeated visits by money lenders, from whom Mali had taken loans after moving to Indore.
She said Mali -- who hails from Sanawad town in Khargone district -- needed money desperately to repay the loans and hence took this route. She said Mali intentionally tried to malign her and family members, and that she would now “teach him a lesson”.