The couple got married in the year 2012. While Mohammed has been working as a business development manager, Jasmine holds an MBA degree and worked as a human resource management professional in Bengaluru before she got married to Mohammed Khizar Ulla seven years ago.
In an exclusive interview with The News Minute, Jasmine said, “I delivered my first baby a year after my wedding. Until then, the abuse was only verbal. My husband would taunt me all the time since I was a divorcee. The physical abuse began a year after the wedding.”
Jasmine further added that she was hospitalised multiple times due to her husband’s cruelty. “Every time my husband would beat me, I ended up getting hospitalised. He would call my parents and inform them. He would then play the victim and say he did it in a fit of rage and would not repeat it. Every time, he would be apologetic. I would decide to give him another chance. But things became horrible when he sent me to live with my in-laws in Bengaluru in 2017 when I was pregnant a second time,” she said.
Even when she visits Bengaluru, she wouldn’t be allowed to visit her parents further adding, “My mother-in-law had taken away the jewellery that my father had given me during the wedding and all my valuables. She had also taken away my passport. She would lock the kitchen door and would give me one meal a day. Some days I would starve and survive only on water.”
After delivering her second child in 2018, Jasmine decided to file a case against her in-laws. But, she gave in when her husband said he would stop the torture once they return to Sharjah. However, as they returned, Mohammed snatched her valuables and passport and told her that he would never let her out anymore.
Post that, the beating became stronger and more violent. But this time, Jasmine screamed loudly and ran outside the house and alerted her neighbours. She then uploaded the video she had shot on Sunday night on Twitter. “I realized that my husband would kill me if I did not do something now. So I put the video on Twitter,” Jasmine .
According to Jasmine, embassy officials asked her to find her passport. “I don’t know where the passports are. My husband is not around now. I am sure the police will let him go. He will kill me if I don’t go back to India soon. I don’t know where the passports are and the embassy is not helping me. I want them to get me and my children new passports. I really want to come back to Bengaluru. I need help,” Jasmine pleads in the video.
Fortunately, Jasmine’s video went viral on social media with many powerful journalists and celebrities retweeting her and tagging the Sharjah Police too. The police and the government have now arrested and deported Mohammed.