In a shocking turn of events, the wife of former Bihar health minister Tej Pratap Yadav has filed a response to the court, in link to their divorce case accusing Pratap of being a drug addict and also of harassing her.
The woman identified as Aishwarya Rai filed an application under Section 26 and then sought protection from the family court under the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
Aishwarya, in her complaint, claimed that soon after her marriage, she learnt that Tej was a drug addict who used to take marijuana quite often and under its influence, he claims to be an avatar of Lord Shiva.
“Tej used to dress up like Lord Krishna and Radha. Soon after my wedding, I discovered that he used to dress up like god and goddesses. Not only this, once after consuming drugs, Tej wore a
Ghagra (long skirt) and
Choli (blouse) and dressed up like goddess Radha, he also wore makeup and a hair wig,” Aishwarya had alleged in his complaint.
Tej Pratap who is the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi got married in May 2018. Aishwarya in her complaint said that she tried to bring this matter to her in-laws` notice but they didn’t show interest to help her.
“I did talk to my mother-in-law and sister-in-law regarding Tej
s behaviour and they assured that Tej wont behave in such a manner anymore. My in-laws consoled me emotionally but Tej`s behaviour did not change at all,” Aishwarya in a statement.
Aishwarya added that she pulled up Tej and asked him to stop drugs and stop dressing up as gods and goddesses and to which, Tej replied: “Ganja toh Bhole baba ka Prasad hai, usko kaise mana Karen? (Marijuana is Lord Shiva`s oblation; how can I say no to that).”
She also claimed that Tej said,
Krishna hi Radha hai, Radha hi Krishna hai (Krishna is Radha is Krishna).
Aishwarya had mentioned in her written complaint that her husband used to talk poorly of her educational background and also repeatedly tell her she was only fit for cooking food and create a family. As per the complaint, Aishwarya continues to stay at her in-laws’ place despite the “physical, mental and emotional violence that Tej and his family is trying to wreck on her on a daily basis.”
Five months post the marriage, Tej made up his mind and had filed a divorce petition in a Patna court in November 2018.