Mathew Mohan, currently in police custody in connection with the killing of Cyclone hardaware director Sajith Itowala, is facing divorce suit filled by his wife in India.
According to information received by the Watchdog, Mohan Mathew got married in his home town in Kerala ,India on 15 July, 2007 .
But after two months together his wife escaped from him with her dear life and filed a divorce petition. The arranged marriage took place at St.John’s Cathedral, Thiruvalla Kerala, India as per Christian religious customs and rituals .
Mohan, A Zambian Citizen with Indian origins, went to India and joined a Syrian Catholic Church in his fathers hometown Unnukal, Pathanamthitta, which is Under Trivandrum dioceses. The wedding was witnessed by about seven hundred people.
The wife came to Lusaka to join Mohan and stayed only for 2 months. The Watchdog has been informed that the woman was allegedelly physically and mentally harassed from the next day of their marriage.
It was with the help of Zambian Victim support unit, uder the Zambia police, that the wife was able to escape from Zambia, a strange country for her who had never been out of India.
Mohan’s father Mr.Mathew J C had placed an advertisement in a vernacular News paper in his hometown in Kerala seeking alliances for his son.
Mohan was represented to her family as an outstanding businessman and a Chartered Accountant having eight companies to his credit & a 3acres farm in Zambia and several other business concerns.
His father said that he was also appointed by Republican President to sit on the board of the Zambian Development Agency (ZDA), a Government Body.
The wife’s family, according to information received, being pious Catholics was taken in by Mohan’s father who is a teacher after seeing a Photo of Mohan, his father with the Zambian First Lady with the Pope.
Mohan is also said to have produced a letter from St Ignatius Church, Lusaka stating that he was a regular and devout parishioner & that he was brought up strictly in Catholic church.
The wife is now back in India, where she has been trying to put her life together again. Mohan through his lawyer in Kerala insists her that as a Christian should continue the marriage even if their is cruelty.
The Watchdog has been informed that on several times, divorce notices have been sent to Mohan but he or his family refused to acknowledge receipt.
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