Man elopes with wife of friend who sheltered him during lockdown, twice
Muvattupuzha: A man eloped with the wife of his friend who had provided accommodation for him amid lockdown. After police intervention following the second elopement, the woman arrived at the station along with her new lover, returned her two children to her husband before leaving with her lover.
The Munnar native man who was working in the tourism sector at Ernakulam, was returning home a day before lockdown was imposed. However, on the way he got stranded at Moovattupuzha. After calling up his family members, he obtained the phone number of his childhood friend and a resident of Muvattupuzha.
On getting the call, the childhood friend came in his car and took the Munnar native to his house. The Munnar native spent his lockdown days at his friend’s house in Muvattupuzha. Meanwhile, he and the friend’s wife fell in love. Even after lockdown was eased, the Munnar native didn’t return home.
Growing suspicious, the Muvattupuzha man checked his wife's phone and saw some private pictures of his wife with the Munnar native. This led to a fight between the married couple following which the woman and Munnar native eloped in an autorickshaw. The husband filed a police complaint. Police officers contacted the auto driver by phone and he brought back the two. When police told the woman that a case will be registered against her for abandoning her 9 and 6-year-old children, the woman agreed to go back with her husband who decided to take her in.
However, a few days later, she again eloped with the Munnar native, this time with the children. The husband again reached the police station and filed another complaint demanding custody of the children. When police intervened, the woman, through a lawyer, called up the station and gave her statement. She also sent an email stating that she was no longer interested in living with her husband and would stay with her new lover, the Munnar native.
When police called up and informed that the husband also has rights to his children, the woman and her lover came to the station, handed over the two children to her husband. The woman and Munnar native left for Ernakulam. The woman has taken the car and gold ornaments at home with her.