Two years into the marriage Nirmal began taunting her for being ‘too beautiful’ for her own good’, and he would be angry about Rekha attracting unwanted attention from his friends and relatives. Soon enough her father-in-law started echoing his son.
Fed up with the taunts, Rekha, 30, decided to do something about it. She did. She burnt her face.
Doctors said she has been disfigured for life, and the surgeon said she sustained 20 to 25% burns.
Though Rekha refused to get her husband booked, her mother wants him brought to justice for the ‘mental torture’ he inflicted on his wife.
The city authorities said police were waiting for a written complaint from Rekha or her mother to take action.