Upset after divorce, man gets sex change
Man who allegedly tortured his wife for dowry, shocked the court with the operation; he then married a man
Phul Sharief, in his 30s, is a resident of Sonepur village under Rosra police station in Samastipur district.
Sharief's sex change came to light last Friday when he appeared in a local court dressed as a woman. "Phul Sharief stunned everyone, including the judge and lawyers in the court when he informed them that he had undergone a sex-change operation after being divorced by his wife. Sharief then married a man," a court official said.
Sharief told the court that he was deeply hurt his wife divorced him. Soon after that he had decided to change his sex, officials said.
Sharief was married to Ashraful Khatoon in 2000. After two years, his wife filed a case alleging that he had tortured her for dowry. In 2005, Sharief was granted bail after reaching a compromise with her. "After the court granted bail, my wife divorced me and we finally separated. It pained me and I underwent sex change two years ago," Sharief said in court. Sharief works with a theatre company in Dewaria district in Uttar Pradesh.
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