On August 3, Shalini Talwar, wife of rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, filed a case of domestic violence against him in Delhi's Tis Hazari court under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act. The case was registered before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tania Singh. Shalini, who accused him of domestic violence and mental harassment, has reportedly sought Rs 10 crore compensation saying she felt like a "farm animal...being treated cruelly".
Reportedly, Shalini claimed that she was subjected to numerous incidents of physical, verbal, mental, and emotional abuse by the rapper and his family members. She accused him of beating her many times in the last few years. Shalini further alleged that due to threats of physical harm, she lived under fear. In her plea, Shalini's advocates Sandeep Kapur, Apoorva Pandey, and G G Kashyap reportedly stated, "Due to mental harassment and cruelty imposed upon her over a period of time, she also suffered from symptoms of depression and sought medical help."
Shalini, who levelled cheating allegations against Honey, sought direction from the court to her ask him to pay Rs 10 crore as interim compensation for perpetrating domestic violence on her. In addition to this, she appealed to the court to order the singer to pay a rent of Rs 5 lakh every month for fully furnished accommodation in Delhi so as to enable her to live by herself and not remain dependent on her widowed mother.
The wife of the rapper reportedly told the court that Honey would frequently have casual sex with multiple women, not wear his wedding ring, and would mercilessly beat her for uploading their wedding pictures on the internet. Reportedly, she claimed that her father-in-law once walked into her room in inebriated condition while she was changing her clothes and grazed his hands over her chest.
Reportedly, Shalini further claimed that there is evidence to show various acts of domestic violence perpetrated upon her, requesting the court to issue orders against him under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
Honey, who was born as Hirdesh Singh, married Shalini in 2011.