Polygamist in Pakistan thrashed by wives for planning 5th marriage

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Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A man in Pakistan was beaten up by two of his wives for allegedly conducting a secret marriage with a fourth, and for planning to marry a fifth.

According to the Telegraph, polygamist Mian Ishaq was reportedly attending a friend's wedding reception with his third wife when his first two spouses, identified as Mehvish and Uzma, arrived at the place.

The two women showed up with relatives and reportedly began overturning tables and threatening Ishaq's life, before attacking him with their shoes until police hauled them away.

Uzma told the press that her husband deserved to be beaten.

"We know that he is trying to marry a fifth time, and he should be publicly humiliated for his behaviour," AOL News quoted her as reportedly saying.

But Ishaq says the number of his wives has been greatly exaggerated -- adding that his first two wives have filed for divorce and are trying to force him to sell his home.

According to UPI, he called their accusations "a blatant lie".

"I am willing to swear on my life that I only have three wives," he stated. (ANI)

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