New Delhi: Two sisters in Kolhapur have filed a police complaint against their husbands due to being subjected to mental and physical torture over a ‘virginity test’, according to reports.
The sisters got married to the men belonging to the Kanjarbhat community last year and have alleged that one of their husbands and his parents attempted to annul their marriage after one of the sisters failed a ‘virginity test’.
One of the sisters recounted their harrowing experience after getting married and the consequences of failing their ‘virginity test’, in an interview with the Times of India.
She said, “I got married on November 27 with Sandip Kanjarbhat. My mother-in-law Shobha Sunny Khanjarbhat tortured me two days after the wedding. My husband tried to hang me by the ceiling. My mother-in-law hit me on the face and she used to pinch me.”
“About virginity test, they asked us to get ready and have dinner. Their relatives were present at the spot. The beds were ready with white sheets but I had no idea they
were planning this. I didn’t bleed so they alleged that I wasn’t a good character. My husband used to threaten me that he will ask someone to rape me in Belgaum. My husband
said if I have any self-pride left I should go home or die by suicide or they will force me to die by suicide,” she further stated in the interview.
To threaten her, the complainant’s mother-in-law would tell her about her son getting other marriage proposals as stated in the interview.