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Expected Kejriwal to hear me out: Somnath Bharti’s wife 


New Delhi, June 15:

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti’s wife on Monday said she expected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at least to hear her out in the case of domestic violence involving her husband.

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“I expected Kejriwal to give me a fair chance and at least listen to me,” Lipika Mitra, who has filed a complaint of domestic violence against her husband, told media here.

On June 10, Mitra approached the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) alleging that the AAP leader has been abusing her ever since their marriage in 2010.

Mitra said she wanted no “reconciliation” with the former Delhi law minister and instead wanted an FIR registered against Bharti “after he made comments that he had no relations with me for last five years”.

“He (Bharti) unleashed a dog on me and just stood there watching me fight the animal until someone knocked at our door. It was only then that he shooed the dog away and dragged me to our bedroom,” she said.

On being asked about her differences with Bharti’s mother, Mitra said it was her mother-in-law who threw her out of their rented accommodation in 2011.

Mitra, however, said she herself had no knowledge about her husband’s “illicit relations”.

She said people often spoke about such things related to Bharti — whom she called a “good manipulator”.

“In fact, whenever we used to have a fight, he always called me a prostitute,” she said, adding that they met through a matrimonial website and met often before tying the nuptial knot. “We had a love marriage,” she said.(IANS)