In a shocking incident, Madhya Pradesh's Additional Director General (ADG) Purushottam Sharma was caught on camera physically assaulting his wife. Reportedly, the incident took place after his wife caught him red-handed with another woman. Sharma's son complained to the DGP and also put out the video, demanding action against his father.
Taking action against the officer, the Madhya Pradesh government suspended Sharma and relieved him of his duties after the video went viral.
Speaking to ANI, Sharma claimed that his wife stalks him and has put cameras in the house. They have been married for 32 years, he said.
"We've been married for 32 years, in 2008 she had complained against me. But the point is, since 2008 she has been living in my house, enjoying all facilities & travelling abroad on my expenses," Sharma said.
"If my nature is abusive then she should've complained earlier. This is a family dispute, not a crime. I am neither a violent person nor a criminal. It is unfortunate that I have to go through this. My wife stalks me & has put cameras in the house," he added.
Meanwhile, National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and said that Purushottam Sharma "must be thrown out of service and should go behind the bars".
Two videos went viral over social media on Sunday night. In one video, the senior IPS officer is seen sitting in the house of another woman. His wife suddenly storms into that house and the couple subsequently indulges in a verbal spat in presence of the other woman.
In the other video, the same IPS officer is seen assaulting his wife in presence of his personal staff and pet dog, presumably inside their house.
His wife too is seen indulging in scuffle with him. In the same video, the IPS officer is seen shouting that she (his wife) injured him with knife, while his wife is heard saying she hurt him with scissors out of self defence.