Delhi: Anurup Bhattacharya, father of two children Abhigyan, three,
and Aishwarya, one, who were taken into care by Norwegian social services
has accepted in an interview with STAR News that there is has been a
tussle with his wife Sagarika, but also said that the family was united to
get the kids back to India.
“I am not in a position to comment
as we are in a lot of stress. I will talk completely on it after the case
is over. I have been under tremendous pressure from the child protection
agency. I want to say that such small tussles happen in a family but it is
only temporary, and should be considered a big one.
Anurup said that he is not going to take divorce with his wife Sagarika.
He also added that his brother has not refused to take the custody of his
Earlier, the Norway child custody case involving an NRI couple took a
bizarre twist as the husband and his parents alleged on Tuesday that the
wife had "psychological problems".
Anurup Bhattacharya, a father of two children — Abhigyan and Aishwarya
— who were taken into care by Norwegian social services, has accused his
wife Sagarika of having "psychological problem" and is mulling separation
"It was not just cultural bias that prompted the CWS (child welfare
services) to act. My wife has a serious psychological problem," Anurup,
who is now seeking custody of the children, told a newspaper.
"Yes, Anurup is mulling legal separation from his wife as she suffers from
acute schizophrenia. Last night (Monday) Sagarika attacked my son and
badly injured him. Since then, he has fled from her and is living
elsewhere. She has been attacking him for long," Anurup's father Ajay
"Anurup came to know about her mental disorder shortly after their
marriage in 2007 and has been tolerating her bad behaviour ever since. But
now he cannot take it anymore. He had kept quiet till now to get back the
custody of his children," he added. He also said that the Norwegian child
care authorities are also aware about her illness as they had been
observing Sagarika for long.
- with agency inputs
complete interview of Anurup
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