Deepa Ahirwar, a 22-year-old woman from Indias Madhya Pradesh state, has recently accused her husband of drinking her blood on a regular basis, for the last three years.
Although it sounds like the story of a cheap vampire movie, young Deepa swears shes telling the truth and even bears the scars to prove it. She and her husband, Mahesh Ahirwar, an agricultural worker, got married in 2007, in Shikarpura village. A few months later, he started drawing blood from her veins, emptying the contents of the syringe into an empty glass and drinking the contents. He threatened he would do terrible things to her if she dared tell anyone about his habit, and she kept quiet for about three years.
Mahesh claimed drinking his wifes blood kept him strong and boosted his virility, so he didnt stop playing the vampire even when Deepa was pregnant. After she gave birth, seven months ago, she started protesting for the first time, because she would feel weak and nauseated after each blood extraction. Every time she resisted, her husband beat her, and when she couldnt take it anymore, she ran to her parents, who after hearing her disturbing story, alerted the authorities.
BHOPAL: This real life incident has the making of a scene from some vampire movie. A 22-year-old woman in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh has told the police that her husband drank her blood for the past three years. “He used to take a syringe and draw blood from my arms,” Deepa Ahirwar said. “He would then empty it in a glass and drink it. For three years he did this on a regular basis, threatening me of dire consequences if I revealed this to anyone.”
Deepa was married to an agricultural labourer, Mahesh Ahirwar, in Shikarpura village in 2007. A few months after the marriage, Mahesh started drawing blood from his wife’s veins and consuming it. He said it made him strong and did not stop even when Deepa was pregnant. It was after she gave birth to a son seven months ago that she started protesting. She told the police that she would feel drained and nauseating after the blood extraction. When she resisted, her husband beat her up.
Earlier this month, Deepa, with the baby in her arms, escaped to her parents’ house under the Patera police station area. When she narrated the story to her farmer father, he took her to the local police station to register a case against Mahesh. But the police said that the case was not under their jurisdiction and the matter should be reported to the Hindoriya police station as the victim resided with her husband in that area.
Oddly enough, the police didnt even register a case against the blood drinking Mahesh, but after the people of Shikarpura learned of his bizarre habit, they took Deepas side, and this finally prompted the Hindoriya police to register an FIR that Deepa was physicality tortured by her husband.