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All is fair in love and war Two women fight over a man

December 06, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Dec 5: A complicated love-triangle, gone out of control, has spilled into the public domain.

A woman, a government servant by profession, fell in love with the taxi driver that used to regularly pick and drop her from the office. The driver himself is married.

The psychological dynamics of the case are equally intriguing. The government servant is a single mom, mother of two, whose husband left her, sometime back, and is presently settled in the US.

The case came into public view after a brawl took place between the wife of the taxi driver and the government servant. As awful as it sounds but it happened: two women fought over a man. It seems outdated in today’s world but strange things happen, as life is sometimes stranger than fiction.

After the cat fight (two women fighting) the government servant used her influence and lodged a complaint against the taxi driver’s wife, who was arrested as a result.

The arrest was confirmed by the woman police station, who said that the arrest was made after the complaint was lodged by the government servant. Later she pardoned the woman and settled the issue privately.

According to the official version, the woman had gone to the taxi driver’s house in Bhara Kahu to deliver internet accessories, which he had demanded. There was some level of blackmail that was also involved, whether internet accessories were part of the blackmail or not, is not clear. But once inside the house, the two women started fighting.

According to the woman (involved with the taxi driver), all is fair in love and war: “I am in love with the taxi driver and he took advantage of my weakness.”

There was also abuse involved in the relationship, as the woman indicated: “He (taxi driver) used to beat me and refused to marry me but we are in love and ready to cross all limits.”

She also adds: “He also blackmails me and comes to my official residence under the influence of alcohol and creates a scene.”

Even the taxi driver, when contacted admitted that they were in love and said some vile things, better left unmentioned.

But the sad part of the story is that the woman is a single mother, whose husband has left her and she is living all alone by herself. She seems to have no family support mechanism to protect her and could be easy prey for male predators. And the fracas might affect her career.  Even though everything is fair in love and war, but the abuse and blackmail involved in the relationship is an indication that the relationship might have crossed the limit of ‘fairness’.