Renowned rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh made the headlines for an unfortunate reason after his wife Shalini Talwar filed a domestic violence complaint against him. For the uninitiated, Honey and Shalini have been married for almost a decade and post the latter’s complaint, each day is unfolding murkier details in the case.
Confessing she was physically assaulted by Singh for the last 10 years, the complainant had stated there was evidence to support her claims of domestic violence. Her plea was filed under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. Tania Singh, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Tis Hazari Court, then passed interim orders favouring her against the singer and his family.
In her plea, Shalini alleged undergoing emotional and mental violence by Singh and his family during the marriage. She alleged that she was forced to quit her job and was locked in her room for over 18 hours without food. “The respondent (Singh) broke the applicant as an individual, mentally and emotionally. The applicant, due to the continuous cruelty imposed on her, almost started identifying herself as a farm animal, shepherded from here to there while being treated cruelly,” her plea alleged.