Parents flew from India to Florida to beat daughter-in-law for 'being disobedient'
A husband in America is alleged to have called him mom and dad and asked them to fly to Florida from their home in India in order to beat his wife with him for being disobedient.
Devbir Kalsi apparently called his parents, Jasbir and Bhupinder Kalsi, after having a blazing row with his wife, Silky Gaind, 33, and they are now facing deportation back to India.
According to local police, Silky was found by officers and was badly beaten after she had been held prisoner in her own home in Riverview Tampa, by the trio. Shockingly, it wasn't just Silky who had sustained the injuries, her young daughter also appeared to have been beaten and it's reported she was hit in the face and that Kalsi threatened them both with a kitchen knife.
Silky managed to get help after she contacted her own parents, who were also in India, and told them that she was being beaten by her husband and his parents. Her parents were quick to ring the police and once they got round to the property, the officers said that they could hear Silky's screams from the inside. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said that she was shouting for "the deputy to save her and her child."
Despite Kalsi blocking the door, the deputy burst into the property and arrested the husband before arresting his parents as well.
It is being reported that Kalsi regularly beat Silky, and had called his parents to fly over in order to help him "counsel and discipline" Gaind for being "disobedient". Silky was locked in her room and had her cell phone taking from her, while also being repeatedly beaten by both her husband and his parents.
According to the arrest report, the incident began on Friday after Devbir Kalsi and his wife got into a heated argument. The reports says that Kalsi struck Silky "repeatedly and forcefully" and that when she tried to defend herself, his parents began striking her too, leaving bruises on her face, neck and torso.
Their young daughter, who was in her mother's arms at the time of the attack, was also struck in the face. It's also being reported that Kalsi held a kitchen knife to his wife's throat and threatened to stab her.
An unidentified neighbour spoke to Fox 13 about the attack, saying:
"Awful, nobody should go through that.
"It really is heartbreaking. There's a brand new baby. But who beats their wife up and his mother and dad help him? Who does that?"
Devbir and his father could face charges of "false imprisonment, child abuse and denying access to 911," according to the Tampa Bay Times. The husband may also face a felony battery charge, with his father also likely to be charged with "'aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and Bhupinder Kalsi could face 'charges of battery domestic violence and failure to report child abuse.'" It's also being reported that all three of the assailants could be deported back to India. They are currently being held without bail at Hillsborough County Jail.