In a dramatic turn of events, 21-year-old Neha Sen consumed acid in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district after her husband refused to let her watch Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year."
Rai Singh, officer-in-charge of the case, told Hindustan Times that the woman was rushed to a hospital in Gwalior, but is now battling for her life as her internal organs have been damaged by the acid.
"The police official, who recorded the woman's statement, said that Neha's husband Vishal allegedly cited the heavy Sunday crowd to turn down her request to watch the film. Upset by the refusal, Neha allegedly consumed a bottle of acid, the official said," stated a Hindustan Times report.
Apparently, the husband left Neha at home to go and watch the movie. However, he and the doctors were unavailable for comments. The police are yet to register the case as they are looking up on relevant laws before taking any action.
Meanwhile, there has been no update on Neha's health condition as yet.
"Happy New Year" is Farah Khan's latest entertainer, which features SRK, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, and Vivaan Shah in key roles. Although panned by the critics, the movie has managed to entertain the audience. It is the first Hindi film to make the fastest 100-crore club entry and has already raked in ₹124 crores just at the domestic box office.
Here's some of the twitter reactions:
Happy New Sekhar : Really feeling bad for this woman...Husband khud chala gaya HNY dekhne patni ko ghar mein rakhkar.. Not Fair!
Please buy my book: What kind of a husband watches Happy New Year alone without taking his wife along?
zunzan: Don't believe this. woman drinks acid cuz she was not allowed to watch Happy New Year :/
Armisshh Riyaaz: Why will a woman drink acid for not being allowed to watch #HNY