Ex-model Rashmi Shahbazker says hubby forced her to convert to Islam

Deccan Chronicle.  | Priyanka Navalkar

Nation, Crime

When the complainant protested, Asif tried to kill her, alleged Shahbazker.

Rashmi Shahbazker

Mumbai: A Mumbai-based former model, Rashmi Shahbazker, 37, has accused her Muslim husband of torturing her and forcing her to convert to Islam. 

However, when Ms Shahbazkar refused, her husband Asif tried to kill her, she has claimed in the complaint registered at Bandra police station. Ms Shahbazkar said that Asif assaulted her after he married another Hindu girl a few months ago. The Bandra police have registered a case against two people under various sections and further investigations are underway.

Shahbazker, who married her husband Asif 12 years ago, was a Hindu by birth. She was very clear that she would not convert to Islam after marriage. But a few months ago when Asif married a woman half his age, he started physically abusing her, asking her to convert to Islam or leave him. When the complainant protested, Asif tried to kill her, alleged Shahbazker.

Speaking to this newspaper, Pandit Nivrutti Thackeray, senior police inspector of Bandra police station said, “We have registered a case of domestic violence against the accused person, and are confirming the allegations that have been put forth by the complainant.”

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