A man’s parents flew 8000 miles out to Florida from Punjab region in India to help “counsel and discipline” his wife for being disobedient, police say.
Devbir Kalsi, 33, and his parents Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, were arrested after his wife Silky Gaind was discovered battered and bruised by a police officer on Saturday.
Cops were called after Gaind called her own parents, back in India, to tell them she was being beaten by her husband and his family.
Her in-laws and husband are now facing multiple charges, including battery.
Her father-in-law, who had been visiting with his wife for about a month, also allegedly held a knife to her throat.
When deputies arrived, they found the door blocked by Kalsi and heard the victim screaming inside ‘for the deputy to save her and her year old daughter,’ the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.
The deputy burst in and arrested Kalsi before arresting his parents.
At a court hearing on Sunday, Ms Gaind told a judge her 33-year-old husband had left her in fear for her life.
“I am so scared, because last night he was telling me he was going to kill me if I call the police. He would kill me to death, you know? He told me it would take 10 minutes for police to come and before that he would kill me and then kill himself,” she said, according to Bay News 9.
Various news outlets reported Jasbir Kalsi was facing charges of aggravated battery with a knife, while her husband Devbir had been charged with felony battery.
Both are charged with false imprisonment, child abuse and denying access to 911.
Bhupinder Kalsi was charged with 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.