Now many of us will admit to sometimes having a tense relationship with our in-laws.
Although they can be a lifeline in terms of childcare, sometimes the ‘advice’ on how to raise them can be a bit much. Some in-laws also can’t help but to get involved in domestics between you and your partner.
But imagine a simple disagreement with your husband resulting in an assault on you by both your mother and father-in-law?
This is exactly what happened to Silky Gaind.
Her husband Devbir Kalsi, 33 and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, have been arrested after Silky, 33, was found badly beaten and held against her will at her Riverview home.
In an unbelievably weak and cowardly move, Devbir called his parents from their native India to help him beat his wife for being disobedient, police say.
Cops were only alerted after Silky managed to call her own parents, back in India, to tell them she was being beaten by her husband and his family.
When authorities arrived, they found the door blocked and the victim screaming inside ‘for the deputy to save her and her child,’ the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputy burst in and arrested Devbir Kalsi before arresting his parents.
A police report revealed Devbir would regularly beat his wife. He and his parents locked Silky in a room and took away her cell phone.
The arrest report states that Devbir ‘repeatedly and forcefully’, hit his wife.
Silky attempted to defend herself from the brutal attack. But with three against one she was left with bruises on her face, neck and torso.
Silky’s young daughter, who was in her arms during the attack, was also struck in the face. Devbir then allegedly held a kitchen knife to her throat and threatened to stab her.
‘Awful, nobody should go through that,’ an unidentified neighbor told Fox 13.
‘It really is heartbreaking. There’s a brand new baby. But who beats their wife up and his mother and dad help him? Who does that?’
Devbir and Jasbir Kalsi may face ‘charges of false imprisonment, child abuse and denying access to 911,’ according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Devbir Kalso also could face felony battery charge, Jasbir Kalsi could face ‘aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and Bhupinder Kalsi could face ‘charges of battery domestic violence and failure to report child abuse.’
All three could also be deported back to India. They are currently being held without bail at Hillsborough County Jail.