A resident of Kanpur City, in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, recently visited a local police station to file a First Information report (FIR) against his wife of nearly two months, her family and the marriage mediator, for failing to mention that the woman was transgender. He accused accused his in-laws of deceiving both him and his family by not revealing his wife’s original gender at the time of the marriage, on April 28. The unnamed man claims that he only found out that his wife was transgender after taking her to a gynecologist for a checkup.
“A resident of Shastri Nagar married a woman from the Panki area of the district,” Police Inspector Kunj Bihari Mishra told India.com. “After their marriage, the bride was found uncomfortable in making relationships with the groom and told him that she had health issues. As the days passed, the man began to suspect that something was amiss. He finally took his wife to a gynecologist for a check-up who confirmed that she was a transgender.”
“An FIR against eight persons, including man’s in-laws, has been lodged under relevant sections of the IPC, and investigations are underway. Action will be taken based on the investigations,” the inspector added.
In his complaint, the man claimed that his wife’s genitals were not fully developed and she was unable to have intimate relations with him. Baffled after getting the medical results from the gynecologist, the man immediately visited a police station to go after the people he believes are responsible for deceiving him.
Believe it or not, we’ve heard this story before. Last year, we wrote about an Indonesian man who divorced his wife 2 days after their marriage, after finding out she was really a man.