Husband forced to live in yard for six months after wife kicks him out of mansion
A man in Texas has taken refuge in his lawn after his wife kicked him out of their mansion.
KPRC 2 reports that it all stemmed from a domestic spat between the man and his doctor wife. Houston police said that Sharafat Khan has been living in the yard for the past six months.
But what started out as a private dispute has turned into a public ordeal. Neighbors are showing concern for Khan and his health.
"He's wearing the same clothing, it's dirty," neighbor Debbie Scoggins told KPRC 2, adding that the husband "has no bathroom facilities, no shoes."
Laurel Stout echoed Scoggins' concerns, especially now that winter is upon us:
Even video from KPRC shows its reporter struggling to help the frail man stand up.
According to Khan, his wife took his keys away and kicked him out of the house several months ago. The husband told KPRC 2 that even though he owns half of their mansion, he has no access to their money, rendering him essentially homeless.
Still, Khan refuses to leave, believing that the property is just as much his as it is hers. By remaining defiant, he hopes he can change his wife's mind.
Khan spends his nights wrapped up in a sheet on the front porch and his days searching for shade under trees.
Neighbors have tried to give him blankets and pillows, but they say his wife takes them away.
To make matters worse, Khan's wife has also posted signs around the mansion telling people not to feed him:
Kindly, do not bring anything on this property. No food or drinks also. Getting infested with maggots. If you want to feed him, take him to your house. If you want to, you can keep him at your house. Thanks for your sympathy. But please do not bring anything on this property. Your picture is being recorded.
Khan told KPRC 2 that argument is over his relationships with family members that she wanted him to cut ties with.
Khan claims he cannot afford to file for divorce. A source said that the wife also could not file for divorce because the family practices Islam and it is against Sharia law.
However, Khan said the situation revolves entirely around money, not divorce.
Officers have been called to the property more than 20 times in the past six months, but their "hands are tied" because as a partial property owner, Khan has a legal right to be there and they can't legally force his wife to let him in either.
Watch below to find out why this disabled newlywed couple was forced to live apart:
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