On Sunday evening, after watching Bholaa with his wife at a theatre in Gujarat’s Kutch district, a man allegedly beat her up, claiming he didn’t like the movie and that she had wasted his money. According to police, he was arrested after his wife filed a complaint.
The incident happened after Krishnaba Mod (47) and her husband Amarsinh Mod returned to their apartment in the Nagar Chakla area of Bhuj town after watching the Ajay Devgan starrer.
According to the FIR registered at the A Division police station in Bhuj, the man started beating his wife while she was cooking. “After watching the movie, we returned to our home from the theatre around 9.30 pm and I started cooking our evening meal. Meanwhile, my husband walked up to me and told me that he didn’t like that picture, and accusing me of wasting his money on it, he started arguing with me and abusing me. When I objected to the abuses, he started kicking and punching me and threatening me that he would not leave me alive today,” the FIR quotes Krishnaba as having stated in her complaint.
Krishnaba claimed that it was her husband who had suggested they watch Bholaa. “My husband and I were on our way to a temple when he noticed the poster of the movie. He suggested that we go watch the movie. Therefore, we went to the Surmandir cinema around 6.30pm to watch the movie Bholaa,” she said.
Bholaa was released in theatres on March 30.
Krishnaba, who married Amarsinh five years ago, said her mother-in-law, who lives a floor below their flat in the same building, eventually saved her. Krishnaba later contacted a relative, who rushed her to a hospital in Bhuj. She returned to her relative’s home in Mankuva village, near Bhuj, after her treatment.
Krishnaba filed a complaint to police on Monday, and Amarsinh was charged under Indian Penal Code sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 294B (uttering obscene words), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace), and 506(2). (Criminal intimidation).
“We have registered an FIR on the basis of the complaint given by the woman and launched an investigation,” said Jayesh Dhola, police inspector in charge of the A Division police station, adding that no one had been detained or arrested till Monday afternoon.