'Harassed' husband wants wife back alleges his father-in-law may kill his unborn child if he does not pay up
Sleeping with the enemy? Mohd Shahid and Zarina
Mohammad Shahid, 28, has to summon the police to take a look at the ultrasound scans of his unborn child, which he claims is in danger.
Shahid, who runs a laundary shop in Sadar Bazar, got married to Zarina, 21, a divorcee on October 10, 2009. But after four months, her father Hafiz Ahmad took his daughter home and complained against Shahid in the dowry cell of the Delhi Police that he was harassing Zarina.
"We had married against Hafiz's wishes. Apart from dowry, he also alleged that Zarina took jewellery and cash while going with me and demanded it back. Hafiz never brings Zarina to the hearings in the dowry case. She wants to live with me," Shahidalleged.
Shahid also claimed that Hafiz has threatened that he will abort the four-month-old foetus in the womb of Zarina, if he does not pay the money that she allegedly took with her.
"Acting on my complaint, the police have asked Hafiz to produce all the papers regarding medical check ups and scans of four-month pregnant Zarina by July 29," Shahid said.
"So far we have found no incriminating evidence against Shahid. We are investigating he case from all angles," said an officer attached to the dowry cell.
Hafiz, a local politician, has also contested elections to the MCD from Sadar Bazar and canvassed on a donkey.
"Though he got 56 votes in all, Hafiz claims that he has political connections and can ruin my life," Shahid alleged.
Hafiz rubbished his "former" son-in-laws claims, saying Shahid had "misled" his daughter into marrying him. "He was harassing her for dowry and as a father I protected my daughter. The case is on and I hope I will get justice for Zarina," Hafiz said.