An Indian couple and their son were arrested Saturday in Florida after they flew from India to help their son beat his wife.
Jasbir, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, flew to Florida from India to help their son, Devbir Kalsi, 33, “counsel and discipline his wife for being disobedient,” according to a report by the Tampa Bay Times.
Friday night, Devbir “repeatedly and forcefully” battered his wife after an argument. When the wife tried to defend herself, Devbir’s parents began striking her as well. Jabir reportedly threatened her with a knife before she was locked in a room without her cell phone.
Silky was holding her 1-year-old daughter during the assault, and the baby was accidentally struck in the face.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Silky managed to call her parents in India to tell them about the attack. The parents immediately called authorities.
A deputy arrived at the residence to check on Silky, but no one answered the door after he knocked repeatedly. Silky eventually attempted to open the door and screamed to the officer to help her and her infant. Debvir tried to keep the door closed, but the deputy forced his way inside. The parents confronted the deputy as he was putting Debvir in handcuffs.
Police described Silky as “badly beaten and bruised over her entire body.” Her and her daughter have been placed in a safe place.
Both Devbir and Jasbir Kalsi face charges of false imprisonment, child abuse and denying access to 911. Devbir Kalsi faces an additional charge of felony battery, and Jasbir Kalsi is accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Bhupinder Kalsi faces charges of battery domestic violence and failure to report child abuse.
All three are being held without bond in the Hillsborough County Jail. They could face deportation, according to the New York Post.
[Feature Photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]