Looking to “counsel and discipline” his wife, Devbir Kalsi asked his parents to travel from India to his home near Tampa and help imprison and beat his wife. Soon they came, police say.Let’s look at the names of the accused here: Devbir Singh Kalsi, Jasbir Singh Kalsi and Bhupinder Kalsi.
On Saturday, desperate to save herself, Kalsi’s wife, Silky Gaind, called her parents in India so they could contact local authorities and help launch her rescue. And so they did.
It was that phone call that led to a knock on the door by deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at the home Kalsi and Gaind shared with their 1-year-old daughter. But at around 6:30 a.m. Saturday, the knocks at first went unanswered.
Sheriff’s office officials told the Tampa Bay Times that Gaind, 33, eventually came to the door and “screamed for the deputy to save her and her child.” Deputies forced the door open, only to find Devbir Kalsi, 33, straining to push the door closed. Officials found Kalsi’s parents, Jasbir Kalsi, 67, and Bhupinder Kalsi, 61, in the home as well.
Investigators now say that Devbir Kalsi had complained about his wife’s disobedience to his parents, who left their home in Punjab to hold Gaind against her will at the home in Riverview, Fla. Meanwhile, the beatings continued, and deputies described Gaind as “badly beaten and bruised over her entire body” from abuse that had “been ongoing for an extended period of time,” according to the Tampa Bay Times. Police did not indicate how long the elder Kalsis had been at the home.
Yeah. Devbir Singh Kalsi. Sounds like a “Florida man” to me. Except, as the Post reports, “All parties involved are Indian nationals, officials said.”
Hilariously, the Post adds this gem:
The notion of a man summoning his mother and father to discipline his wife may sound strange to American sensibilities. But it’s a familiar issue in India.Maybe it “sounds strange” because Devbir Singh Kalsi is a Punjabi, not a “Florida man.”