Aishwarya Rai, the estranged daughter-in-law of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, on Sunday charged her mother-in-law and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi with beating her, dragging her by her hair and snatching away her mobile phone and other belongings before driving her out of the residence.
The drama unfolded late in the evening when Roy – married to Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad – sat weeping outside the family’s 10, Circular Road residence. Her father and RJD MLA Chandrika Roy, mother Purnima Roy and younger siblings – who live a few hundred metres away – rushed to the spot on learning about the incident.
“I was watching TV inside my room upstairs when I got a message on my mobile phone that Tej Pratap Yadav’s supporters have pasted posters across the Patna University campus, saying objectionable things about me and my parents. “I came downstairs and protested before my mother-in-law that while tarnishing my reputation in public was abominable, I could simply not accept my parents being dragged into all this,” Aishwarya Roy told reporters.