Mumbai, September 20: While India long banned Triple Talaq in the country, the cases of pronouncing verbal divorce are significantly rising. The Rabale police booked a man under the Protection of Rights on Marriage Act 2019 due to his use of the banned verbal triple talaq in Airoli. Prior to this, the woman had filed a complaint of dowry harassment against her husband, in-laws, and her sister-in-law.

According to the Free Press Journal, the victim woman hails from Airoli and married Shahbaz Rafiq Qureshi, aged 22, a resident of Badnapur in Aurangabad, in the year 2020. The marriage ceremony took place in Airoli, following which she relocated to her husband's residence in Aurangabad. The report said Qureshi would frequently leave his wife and one-year-old son for extended periods, typically spanning four to five days, without prior informing or providing adequate money for household expenses. 'Talaq, Talaq, Talaq': Woman Abused, Assaulted, Given Triple Talaq on Phone by Husband After 7 Months of Wedding in Mumbai.

On March 8, 2023, it is alleged that Qureshi physically assaulted his wife, inflicted burns on her using cigarette ends, and uttered the banned verbal triple talaq in the presence of their infant son. Additionally, he demanded that she vacate the residence.

On June 10, 2023, the victimized woman filed a complaint of mental and physical harassment at the Rabale police station. She invoked sections 498A, 323, 504, and 34 of the Indian Penal Code against her husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law. Subsequently, the police submitted a charge sheet to the Belapur court. Triple Talaq Incident: Bhopal Native Gives Triple Talaq to Wife at Qatar Hotel, Leaves Her After Siphoning Rs 4.5 Lakh From Her Bank.

After a case had been registered, a community meeting held in Badnapur, Aurangabad, and it was resolved that Qureshi and the victim would stay separately. Subsequently, Qureshi rented a home and began living with his wife. They lived there for a span of nine months. However, as per the woman's statement, the police reported that Qureshi started subjecting the victim to further mistreatment.

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