A family in India are trying to persuade police to come up with a new law after they found that their daughter in law has been urinating in their tea for over a year.
Rekha Nagvanshi was caught by her mother-in-law who allegedly walked in on Rekha in the kitchen and spotted her squatting over the teapot.
Mother-in-law, Suraj, said: “We used to go and visit them once or twice a week. And although we knew she didn’t like us, we had no idea she was doing this.”
She also said that her daughter in law ‘always smiled and offered us tea and we accepted’.
The daughter-in-law admitted adding the extra flavour for over a year to the tea, claiming her in-laws were ‘controlling’ and ‘jealous’ of her.
The family then went to the authorities and were turned away by the police who struggled to come up for a charge for Rekha. They are now asking the police to create a new law to charge Rekha under.
Suraj said: “You cannot urinate into someone’s tea for a year and get away with it. We want justice.”
A friend of Rekha, Alia Kohli, said: “She was very unhappy with her arranged marriage and said her husband treated her like a slave and eventually she decided she’d had enough.”
Alia continued to provide details of the couple’s broken relationship, saying: “After moving out, he begged her to go back for the sake of their four-year-old daughter. She agreed but only if he cooked for her, massaged her feet and did all the washing up.”
Alia said: “[Deepak] seemed fine with it, but the in-laws went mental and accused her of treating him like a slave.”
The in-laws further intervened with the couple’s marriage by stopping Deepak from helping out with any household chores:
“Rekha is strong-minded and likes to be independent. The thought of being dictated by his parents was just too much for her.”
She added: “So I guess that’s when she decided to start doing what she did, and urinating in their tea.”