Mandana Karimi withdraws domestic violence case against husband


Mandana Karimi has withdrawn domestic violence case against husband Gaurav Gupta and her in-laws.  The former ‘Bigg Boss’ contestant had alleged in July that she had an argument with Gaurav and following which she went to her friend’s place to calm herself down. “When I returned, they wouldn’t let me enter and have stopped communicating with me,” she had said earlier this month.

However, Mandana Karimi has now decided to forgive them and start afresh.

After withdrawing the case, Mandana tells, “I should still be on the honeymoon phase of my marriage, after all, it’s only been under five months since the happiest day of my life, but let’s just call it the turning point.”

“I intend to save my marriage and am not desirous of any monetary gains from my in-laws”.

The withdrawn application that was filed through advocate Taubon Irani, Mandana mentioned that Gaurav had conveyed to Mandana that if she wanted to have any dialogue, she has to withdraw the case.

According to a report, Mandana wants to live with her husband and wishes for her personal belongings and dog to be returned to her. “The complainant wishes to withdraw the complaint without prejudice to her rights and contentions so as to salvage her marriage,” the application reads.

In his response, Gaurav refuted the charge that he had put any conditions before Mandana to withdraw the proceedings. He said, “I don’t have any of her personal belongings and she could take her dog, provided the service apartment where she is now staying allows her to keep a pet and does not start claiming expenses for the dog.”

Mandana responded, “I am not doing this to clarify my position or justify certain steps I was compelled to take to protect myself physically and emotionally. I never intended to, in the past, nor at any point in the future, get into a union with Gaurav for monetary gains. That he, of all people, should misinterpret my intentions, a man I intended to spend the rest of my life with and start a family with would stoop so low as to stand against me instead of with me, is equally devastating.”

She adds that she has had a really tough time ever since she tied the knot. “Much has happened... events that I would not wish upon my worst enemy, yet all I can say is that I have only come out stronger of it,” she adds.

In a statement made to the court, Mandana mentioned: “I am not doing this to clarify my position or justify certain steps I was compelled to take to protect myself. I never intended to, in the past, nor at any point in the future, get into my union with Gaurav for monetary gains.”