Bengaluru, July 28: A 24-year old woman was allegedly harassed, assaulted and blackmailed by her lover before marriage after she refused to reconcile with him.
The girl approached the City Police Commissioner N.S. Megharikh on July 23 and filed a complaint against Sharan Kumar C.M.
She stated in her complaint, "I met Sharan Kumar C.M. and our friendship grew into a relationship. I asked him for marriage, but he declined every time, citing reasons like his family did not like me, my caste was different, and that he was not ready for marriage yet. Even though we were in a relationship, I felt unhappy as Sharan was never around whenever I needed him. I, however, continued in the relationship hoping things would get better. I supported him and his family in financial matters by giving a major portion of my salary, credit card and gold loan, after the demise of his father. But things didn't change."
Now married to one of her own colleagues, the girl alleged that she was threatened into a marriage with Sharan after the latter said that he would slit his wrist if she did not agree.
She further complained, "Ashish and my family agreed for our marriage. But Sharan turned hysterical and one day asked me to meet him. He took me to his house. On the way, he pulled out the mangalsutra tied by Ashish and put it back around my neck, saying we were married. He told me to tell Ashish's family that we got married that morning or he would kill himself by slitting his wrist. I agreed as I was scared that he would harm himself."
Seeing the trouble, the girl confided everything to her husband and they both sought police help.
"I could not gather strength as Sharan had said he would kill himself. He took me to a temple on June 21, 2016 and married me in the presence of his friends forcibly. I was not at all at peace and was unhappy with everything happening as I was already married to Ashish and wanted to be with him," she said.
When the matter was brought to the notice of the jurisdictional police. Everyone was summoned and I decided to stay with Ashish. But Sharan had other things in mind. He tricked the girl on the pretext of being admitted to the hospital and and took her to his house where she was beaten mercilessly by his relatives.
"Sharan then made repeated physical contacts against my wishes, " she said.
When her husband came back from Mumbai and learnt about her ordeal, he warned Sharan and brought her back home. But Sharan did not stop there. He sent a message to Ashish saying that if she was not brought back, he would upload explicit pictures of her and circulate them on WhatsApp.