A US national has been booked by the Oshiwara police in a dowry harassment case, after he allegedly divorced his wife on Facebook. The victim has also alleged that her husband took jewellery and cash to the tune of Rs 80 lakh from her.
Muskan Ali Siraji (21) had been married to Ali Hussain Siraji (25) for almost two years. She, however, first smelt a rat only two months ago when she posted her wedding photographs on Facebook. Soon, as many as four women contacted her and claimed that Siraji promised marriage to them and took money from them as well.
According to Muskan’s complaint, the couple got married on July 26, 2012. It was an arranged marriage and Siraji told her family that he was a doctor in the US.
He returned to America after a month, and left Muskan with his father Kamar Hussain, in Lokhandwala. Allegedly, Hussain misbehaved with Muskan and whenever she complained toSiraji, he consoled her by saying that he will take her to the US soon.
Muskan’s brother Sikander Mirza said, “For the last two years, Siraji has been promising my sister that he would take her to the US. Since their wedding, whenever he came down to Mumbai, he would take jewellery and cash, saying he needed to open an account in her name. In this manner, he siphoned off valuables and cash to a tune of Rs 80 lakh.”
“I found out about the other women through Facebook, who claimed that Siraji had affairs with them and had promised marriage to them as well. Then one day, his FB status message said ‘divorced’. He even blocked my profile,” said Muskan.
Meanwhile, senior inspector Nasir Pathan said, “We have registered a case of harassment under section 498 (a), section 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC. We are on a lookout for Siraji, while his father has obtained an anticipatory bail.”