Vadodara, September 9: In a bizarre turn of events, a woman's admiration for Bollywood superstar Salman Khan inadvertently became the wedge that strained her marriage to the breaking point in Vadodara, Gujarat. The situation reached such a flashpoint that her husband resorted to physical violence due to overwhelming jealousy. The woman, a mother to a child, recently departed from their long-standing marriage, which had apparently been on shaky ground for some time.
According to the Times of India report, the drama began when the woman casually expressed her fondness for Salman Khan and his performances. Initially, her husband exhibited no reaction to her preference. However, things took a drastic turn as he suddenly started to harass and taunt her, even extending his irrational jealousy to Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan's movies. According to an official from the 181 Abhayam helpline, the situation escalated to a point where the husband not only yelled at his wife but also physically assaulted her. Gujarat Shocker: Woman Gives Birth to Newborn Child With 60 ml of Nicotine Levels in Mehsana Hospital, Doctors Say Mother's Tobacco Addiction Led to Child's 'Overdosing'.
He imposed a complete ban on her from watching movies featuring Salman and Hrithik. His jealousy was so extreme that he even prevented her from viewing Salman's commercials and would swiftly change the channel if one of his movies was televised. The woman's ordeal didn't end there. She was also forbidden from visiting the cinema or looking at billboards featuring her favourite actor. Gujarat Shocker: Auto Driver Caught on Camera Molesting Woman Passenger by Opening His Pant Zip in Valsad, Arrested, Made to Apologise - Watch Viral Video.
The husband's insecurities eventually led to accusations of an extramarital affair, further straining their relationship. Unable to bear the emotional and physical abuse any longer, the woman reached out to the 181 helpline for assistance, expressing thoughts of suicide. Despite counselling and support provided by Abhayam, she made the decision not to return to her jealous and controlling husband.
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