In Chhattisgarh, a wife killed her husband and chopped off his genitals over taunts about being ‘ugly’ and having ‘dark skin’. The incident was reported from Amleshwar village in Durg district, Chhattisgarh. The deceased man in the incident was identified as 40-year-old Anant Sonwani while the accused woman was identified as Sangeeta Sonwani. The incident occurred earlier on Sunday.
According to reports, the deceased used to frequently taunt his wife about her dark skin and was in habit of calling ugly. This was a contentious issue for the couple, who often picked up quarrel over the same. However, earlier on Sunday night, the argument took an ugly turn and a point of no return.
On Sunday, Anant and Sangeeta again argued and quarreled over Anant’s alleged habit of calling her ugly and dark skinned. In a fit of rage, Sangeeta picked up an axe kept in the house and hacked him to death. Not satisfied with the fact that her husband was dead, she went on to chop her deceased husband’s genitals.
It should be noted that the accused woman did try to mislead the villagers into believing that it was someone else who had killed her husband. However, during sustained police interrogation, she confessed to the crime.
The Facts of the Matter
From being colonized by Britishers and getting taunted for having ‘dark skin’, to taunting other Indians for being ‘dark skinned’, we have come a long way.
Or have we?
The colonial hangover seems to have no end, and hundreds of thousands of Indians continue to be shamed by fellow Indians because of their complexion.
In one such incident, a 40-year-old man became the victim of his wife’s wrath, after she was frustrated of his taunts regarding her dark skin. The horrific crime was reported from Durg district’s Amleshwar in Chhattisgarh.
Husband was in Habit of Calling Wife ‘Ugly’
According to reports, 40-year-old Anant Sonwani was in the habit of calling his wife Sangeeta ugly and taunting her over her dark skin. This was a bitter issue between the couple, who often fought and argued because of the same in the past.
Earlier on Sunday, Anant and Sangeeta again fought because of Anant’s alleged habit of taunting. Unlike the past, when the issue was put aside after the argument, this time the situation took a turn for bad to worse.
Wife Hacks Husband, Chops Off Genitals
Frustrated over her husband’s taunting, the accused wife picked up an axe kept in their home and hacked him to death. Still enraged, she went on to chop her husband’s genitals off.
The next morning, the accused wife tried to mislead the villagers that it was someone else who had attacked her husband. However, she couldn’t mislead the cops, and during sustained interrogation, she confessed to the crime.
Accused Woman was Second Wife, Case Registered
Sangeeta was booked under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code, including section 302 (punishment for murder), said Devansh Rathore, sub-divisional officer of police (Patan area).
It should be noted that Sangeeta was Anant’s second wife, after his first wife passed away. Anant has a 12-year-old son from his first wife, and a 4-month-old daughter from Sangeeta.
Bengaluru Woman Set Herself on Fire Over Taunts
This is not the first time a crime was committed over such taunts. Earlier this year, a 32-year-old woman set herself ablaze after not being able to bear her husband’s taunts anymore. The accused, Nizamuddin, used to taunt his wife over her looks and their relationship had been in marital stress because of the same.
On February 21, 2022, Anisha poured kerosene all over her and set herself ablaze. The neighbours somehow doused the fire and Anisha was rushed to hospital for treatment. However, she succumbed to her injuries.