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Drama in Kerala: Minister Husband vs Wife

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Indian women are no longer subjected to torture. Now they dare to fight for justice. After Odisha’s former law minister’s daughter-in-law Barsha Soni set an example by filing a dowry torture case against her husband and entire in-laws family, another domestic violence case reported in Kerala where a minister was forced to tender his resignation after his estranged wife accused him of ill-treatment.

A high profile family drama shocked all after Kerala’s State Forest and Sports Minister KB Ganesh Kumar’s wife brought allegations of ill-treatment against her husband and approached the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy seeking justice.

Initially, the minister was reluctant to quit his post. However, he was forced to resign after his wife Yamini Thankachi, a medical professional, wrote to Chandy.

The CM assured her to solve the matter amicably. He called the DGP KS Balasubramanion and his senior cabinet colleagues and held closed door discussions.

Meanwhile, the film star-turned-politician Kumar filed a complaint at the police station against his wife alleging harassment including physical torture by his doctor wife. He also filed for divorce.

Reacting to the move by her husband, Thankachi accused Chandy of cheating her by not accepting her complaint of domestic violence. Even though, the CM had assured her to sort out the issue, Kumar filed divorce petition, she alleged.

Chandy dismissed the charge and alleged that she was being prompted by some external forces. Following the allegations, opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) accused Chandy of misleading the assembly on the issue of domestic violence and demanded his resignation.

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