**Bhubaneswar:** Odisha’s former Chief Minister Giridhar Gamang’s son Shishir Gamang on Saturday lodged a written complaint with the Commissionerate Police ACP Zone-3 here in the capital city against his wife alleging both physical and mental torture meted out to him as well as his 10-year-old son.
It has also been alleged that his wife has decamped with Rs 2.30 crore worth jewellery and over Rs 12-15 lakh cash after entering into an extra-marital affair with her boy friend.
Gamang has also filed a petition to the Chairperson of Odisha Child Welfare Commission for justice to his minor son.
As per the FIR, his wife Monika Nehra and they got married in New Delhi on February 19, 2003. The couple has been blessed with a son on February 17, 2005. The 10-yr-old son is now pursuing his schooling at Odisha’s capital city here. Family life ran smoothly up to 2011. Later she started misbehaving Shishir and his parents picking quarrels over petty matters.
“She was going on accusing all of us as to why myself, my father and mother incurred heavy expenditure and lost general election which led to bigger argument in the future and the situation turned so critical that we had decided to go for mutual divorce on January 12, 2012 granted by the Family Court at Patiala House, New Delhi,” mentions Shishir Gamang in his FIR.
After some days, she was back as her parents did not accept her. As she had no source of income, she was planning to commit suicide, the FIR says.
“I had no option but to allow her to stay for sometime at my residence till she gets a job. She also requested me not to publicise the divorce till she gets a job and leaves me. Months and years passed. Monica requested and insisted me to go for marriage again,” the FIR states.
On June 7, 2014, the re-marriage was solemnised as per the tribal custom in presence of Shishir’s parents, a few relatives in the ancestral village of Rayagada district in Odisha, as mentioned in the FIR.
After that they left for New Delhi on June 25 the same year to lead a new lease of marital life but she started misbehaving, hurling abuses and calling by caste name there, as alleged in the FIR.
After the defeat in the 2014 general elections, the official guest accommodation was taken back in New Delhi following which Shishir had to take one BHK accommodation for his son’s smooth schooling. His son used to complain against his mother’s rude behaviour, also alleged in the FIR.
Later his son was shifted to a reputed school here in the capital city in February, 2015 and within a fortnight he fared very well academically, as claimed in the FIR.
His son has been witness to his wife’s extra-marital affair with a guy who was known to him since 2005 and used to be introduced as a gay. The guy used to frequent the house at Delhi in Shishir’s absence and the little son was an eye witness. On March 1, 2015, Shishir got an anonymous information that his wife Monica had secretly got married to the same guy on February 25 at the Arya Samj Mandir, Rajouri Garden, Delhi while their reception was held at Country Inn and Suites, Chhattarpur Road, Satabari, Delhi on February 28, Shishir mentions in his FIR.
Convening a press conference here on Saturday, Shishir narrated his ordeal and sought protection as well as justice for himself and his minor son.
In her telephonic reactions to OMMCOM NEWS on the very day soon after the sensational press meet by Shishir Gamang, Monica from Delhi said, “Right now I’m not actually aware about the allegations made against me and my family members here. But, I condemn such wild allegations. They have been misusing the innocence of my minor son. Whatever is the fact I would prove it in the court of law in due course of time. I’ve to consult my lawyer and then reply to your further queries”.