(photo credit: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich)
A 60-year-old woman from Kfar Saba is suspected of fabricating a claim that her
30-year-old daughter was abused by her husband, police said on
The motive for the alleged false account was the mother’s
desire to separate her daughter from her husband, and partner her with a wealthy
70-year-old man, police added.
In recent days, the mother filed a police
complaint at a Kfar Saba police station, claiming she “feared for her daughter’s
life, since she lives with a man who terrorizes her,” according to
The woman accused her son-in- law of locking his wife up in their
home, refusing to feed their children, beating her and threatening her. A patrol
car was immediately dispatched to the couple’s home.
“We discovered a
neglected home and an empty fridge,” police said.
The woman backed up her
mother’s account, telling police she had been beaten by her husband while she
was pregnant on two separate occasions.
But the husband had an altogether
different version of events. He vehemently denied raising a hand against his
wife, though he acknowledged that the family was in a dire financial situation,
and added that they were receiving benefits from social services.