Muslim man refuses to shave beard, wife throws boiling water on him

A dispute between a young couple over shaving of beard has left 32-year-old Salman Khan from Aligarh, with serious burns after his wife Nagma threw boiling water on him.

According to police, there was an argument between the couple over Salman’s refusal to shave off his beard because of his religious beliefs. An infuriated Nagma allegedly threw boiling water on Salman leading to serious burn injuries.

Police said the couple, who got married six months back used to fight often on the issue of how Salman should dress and keep his physical appearances. Nagma used to insist that he should give up his habit of wearing kurta-pyjama and shift to pants and shirts, which Salman did not agree to.

SP crime, Aligarh, Ashutosh Dwivedi said that Salman has filed a complaint against his wife, Nagma and a case of attempt to murder has been registered against her under Kwarsi police station and further investigations are on.

Talking to media, Salman, a fruit seller, who lives in Jamalpur area on rent, said that he is a religious person while his wife is “open minded” and doesn’t approve of his lifestyle.

He told media that she was boiling water when he came back home after work on May 31 and when he asked what she was doing, she said that she was boiling eggs. He said he had dozed off and it was then Nagma threw the boiling water on him.

“When I started screaming, many people gathered there and they took me to JN Medical College where my treatment is going on,” said Salman.

Medical superintendent of JN Medical College Prof Haris Manzoor Khan said that Salman sustained over 20 per cent superficial burn injuries and face and arm got affected. He said, patient is stable and will be discharged in a day or two.