Sanjeev Rathore, 27, is now on the run, after allegedly cutting off the nose of his wife of 8 years, Kamlesh Rathore, 25, because her family couldn’t afford a marriage dowry.
Kamlesh, a mother-of-one, said Sanjeev had been demanding a dowry of Rs 50,000 (N227,000) ever since they got married. She said: “He harassed me every day for the dowry. He was constantly demanding Rs 50,000.
I repeatedly told him that my father is very poor and he cannot afford such an amount but he did not listen and used to threaten me that he’ll chop off my nose. He has beaten me for years.
He used to accuse me of working as a prostitute and threaten to sell me. He was always drunk. During our eight years of marriage he was very harsh with me.” She said that suddenly, from behind, her in-laws grabbed her and held her down while her husband allegedly chopped off her nose.
“They all grabbed me tightly. I could not move. And then out of nowhere I saw a knife and he chopped off my nose,” Kamlesh recalled. She said they fled with the chopped piece, afterwards. His last words were: ‘You’ll now be like this forever’. Cc: DailyMail