Patna: In what has become a public feud between the family of Aishwarya Rai, the estranged wife of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tej Pratap Yadav and the Lalu family, things took an ugly and more serious turn on Sunday when Rai, after allegedly being beaten by none other than former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, was kicked out of the Lalu household on 10 Circular Road forcing police to intervene in the matter.
Talking to the reporters, Aishwarya Rai, who now looks quite different from the pictures of her taken during her wedding over a year and a half ago and continues to live at the Lalu-Rabri residence, said that when she protested her mother-in-law who was saying derogatory things about her parents, she was beaten up and dragged by her hair and thrown outside the house with no sandal or slipper in her feet.
"She (Rabri Devi) became very angry when I asked her to stop saying nasty things about my parents. With the help of a female security guard, she beat me up first and then dragged me by my hair before throwing me out on the street. She also took away my phone that has incriminating evidence against her and would not allow me to get my warm clothes before I was kicked out of the house," she said.
Rai was taken to the women's police station where police described her in a state of shock. An FIR was also lodged against Rabri Devi and other members of the family, sources said.
Her father, Chandrika Rai (MLA), and her mother Purnima Rai, who live nearby, rushed to Rabri's residence when they heard about the incident. They found their daughter crying at the door of her in-law's house.
An angry Rai swore legal action against the Rabri family saying they had thought only Tej Pratap Yadav, his son-in-law, was the insane one in the family but now it was becoming clear to him that the entire family was in it together.
"The entire family deserves to be in jail," the RJD MLA and the son of former Bihar Chief Minister Daroga Raid said adding the time for trying to reconcile between Tej Pratap and his daughter was over and now it was time to take legal actions against the entire Lalu family.
As recalled, Tej Pratap, who is considered to be a mentally ill person by many in the party, filed for divorce from Aishwarya Rai just months after their marriage.
Curiously enough, instead of condemning the incident, Tej Pratap's younger brother and party's de facto leader Tejaswi Yadav blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the violence in his own family saying Kumar was instigating Chandrika Rai to divert people's attention from his own administrative failure.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS