Deepika Tijori’s wife Shivani files domestic violence case against him


Deepak Tijori’s married life is in trouble waters. The latest can be heard that his wife Shivani, whom he claimed not his legal wife has filed domestic violence and harassment case against her husband in Borivili court. Shivani in her complaint said that Deepika Tijori is having an affair with a yoga instructor, who is much younger than him.

The fashion designer filed for maintenance under 125 CRPC (Criminal Proceedure Code) saying, "I am a deserted wife. I cannot maintain my expenses. My husband is liable to do the needful for me and my daughter."

As per law, a young unmarried daughter can claim maintenance from her father and Deepika and Shivani’s daughter Samara can claim maintenance from her father Deepak under Section 125 CRPC . A source says, "But for that, Samara will have file a petition individually. Shivani's petition holds no water."

The domestic violence case will now be fought in the Family Court, Bandra. 

Deepika and Shivani’s troubled married life came into forefront in March when his second wife Shivani has thrown him out of their home where Deepika used to live with Shivani happily at their 4-BHK in Goregaon.

Shivani has filed for divorce and demanded maintenance from Deepak which he can’t afford. However, Deepak later found out that Shivani is not his legal wife. She has not yet divorced her first husband. Since she is still having a legal relationship with her first husband, the question of maintenance doesn't arise. Moreover, the couple has a 20-year-old daughter and according to law she is also not illegible for maintenance.

When he consulted a counsellor, Deepak shocked to learn that Shivani had not divorced her first husband. Shivani is ill-treating Deepak. She wants to separate from him legally as she thinks she has a relationship with his yoga instructor who is much younger than him.

A source tells us, "Deepak barely manages to enter his house. Shivani allows him to use only one room."

Adds the friend, "Worse still, Shivani has strictly told the servants that they should neither give him food nor clean his room." 

Deepak has shot back at his wife by filing a case of 'nullity' against her. The battle is being fought in Family Court, Bandra. Says the friend, "Shivani's marriage to Deepak  is null and void if she hadn't divorced her first husband. So why should Deepak maintain her cost of living?"

Talking about Deepak Tijori and Shivani’s daughter Samara, the friend reveals, "Good question. Samara is not a minor, she is 20 years old. So she doesn't qualify for maintenance. As far as her relationship with her father goes, it's nice but tilted in favour of Shivani; Samara is closer to Shivani than to Deepak."

Deepak Tijori worked in many hits like Khiladi, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Anjaam and Ghulam.