In a strange but shocking incident a Muslim man in Assam allegedly divorced his wife after she defied the diktat of the village elders and cast her vote in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the assembly elections.
The village elders are said to have issued a diktat making it mandatory for every villager to vote for the Congress party.
Quoting reports from regional newspapers in Assam, an English news portal on Friday said the incident took place in Donam Addahati village in Sonitpur district.
According to reports, Dilwara Begum, wife of Ainuddin, decided to cast her vote in favour of BJP candidate Pramod Borathakur and she informed her decision to her husband. Ainuddin, in return, gave her talaq and ended their 10 year long marriage, reports said.
High polling was registered in a number of seats where Muslims are in a majority in the second phase of Assembly polls on Monday. While 87.03 per cent voting was registered in the second phase, 82.20 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first phase. Counting of votes will take place on May 19.