Indian CEO gets light sentence for years of domestic abuse in USA -wife records brutal audio
Abhishek Gattani, an Indian-origin CEO in Silicon Valley, has been sentenced to 13 days in prison for years of serious domestic abuse.
Gattani, co-founder and CEO of Cuberon, even faced possible deportation to India before getting away lightly.
His wife, Neha Rastogi, a former engineer at Apple, said that she had been fooled by a convicted criminal and by the court as well.
“With all due respect to the system … I stand FOOLED, disgraced and ridiculed as a victim,” Rastogi said, in a statement.
The case is drawing wide media coverage as Rastogi made an audio recording of a domestic violence incident with her iPhone a year ago.
She produced the nearly six-minute clip, which included physical violence, as evidence in the domestic violence case she filed against Gattani, reports Daily Beast.
In a segment, Gattani can be heard saying:
“…They show that the murderer stabbed the victim with a knife 45 times; how would someone do that…I now imagine and can relate now to doing that to you. And I am not kidding...”
Rastogi said the couple’s 2-year-old daughter was present during his outburst.
He also claims that his beatings are punishment for her inability to remain calm.
She later alleged that he would humiliate her by forcing her to “stand at the foot of the bed for hours”. He would “hit her if she did not comply.”
He would hit her while she was breastfeeding because he felt she “wasn’t doing it right.”
Gattani had been arrested earlier in 2013 when he flew into a rage during an argument.
A postal worker called the police to report that a woman was being assaulted in the street outside the couple’s home in Sunnyvale, California.
Though a police officer said he saw Gattani punching Rastogi with a closed fist, she declined to press charges.
Gattani again got away lightly as the lead prosecutor in the case agreed to dilute the charge against him,who is now blamed for a misdemeanor of “offensive touching.”