Agra man accuses wife of attacking him with sickle for ‘confiscating’ her mobile
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Agra man accuses wife of attacking him with sickle for ‘confiscating’ her mobile

The wife, however, claims the man inflicted injuries on himself to “teach her a lesson.”

lucknow Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Agra
Agra,Mobile phone,Domestic violence
A man is allegedly assaulted brutally by his wife in Agra after he refuses to return her mobile phone. (HT Photo for representational purpose)

A man was viciously assaulted allegedly by his wife in Agra after he had “confiscated” her mobile phone, suspecting her of having an affair with another youth, police said.

The woman, however, denied the charge and claimed her husband inflicted injuries on himself to “teach her a lesson.”

Injured Netrapal Singh, a resident of Bhilawali village of Agra’s Kheragarh tehsil, alleged his wife Neetu hit him on his head thrice with a sickle on Saturday night when he refused to return the phone.

He claimed the phone was presented to her by her alleged paramour and both were regularly communicating with each other.

Indian wives ranked third in beating husbands, according to a data released by the UN last year. It further claims that wives don’t only use their hands in beating their husbands, but also tools such as pins, belts, weapons, kitchen tools and shoes. Some even use sleeping pills in order to beat and burn their husbands, according to the UN’s findings.

Police said no complaint was lodged over the Saturday’s incident. “A sub inspector was sent to Agra’s SN Hospital, where Netrapal is undergoing treatment to record his statement,” said Ajay Singh, in-charge of Kheragarh police station. “But he did not lodge a complaint.”

Netrapal married Neetu two years ago. Their relationship turned sour over the alleged affair of Neetu.

Family members said on late Saturday night a loud argument broke out between the two and when they rushed to see what was going on, they found Netrapal was lying in a pool of blood. Neetu was found sitting nearby, all dressed up in jeans and t-shirt, ready to elope with her boyfriend, Netrapal’s family members claimed.

First Published: Jun 12, 2017 10:46 IST