26-year-old man marries for the eighth time

Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh:  A 26-year-old man from Patera Tola village in Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh gets married for the eighth time, deserting all his earlier wives.

Umendra Prasad Mahra tied the knot recently on February 7.
 
His sixth wife Devki Bhai Mahra had complained about him to Vandana Mandavi, a member of the Madhya Pradesh Women's Commission. Devki told Ms Vandana that Umendra had married her on September 7, 2009 but left her about a year back.
 
She said it was only after her marriage to Umendra that she came to know that he had married five times before marrying her.

According to Devki, the man stays with the wife till she gets pregnant and then would force her to go for an abortion and when she refused,  he would leave her.
 
Story First Published: February 09, 2013 18:47 IST

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