Cassian Baliarsingh

In a bizarre turn of events, four married women reportedly eloped with their paramours after receiving the first installment of money under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) leaving their husbands in a quandary.

As per reports, the incident took place in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district.

The husbands of the four women have no idea what to do now. They face two big problems – they have received warnings as the construction work has been stopped after their wives fled with their lovers; they are also worried that they will receive a notice of recovery.

Left with no option, the befuddled husbands have requested the project officers of the District Urban Development Agency (DUDA) to not send any more money to the bank accounts of their wives.

Under the PMAY scheme, the central government transfers money to the accounts of beneficiaries to construct houses.

Meanwhile, the Centre has made it mandatory under PMAY for the female head of the family to be the owner or the co-owner of the house. 

However, the four women dumped their husbands and ran away with their paramours as soon as they received a grant of Rs 50,000 in their bank accounts.

The bizarre case came to the fore after authorities went to inspect the construction of the houses. Later, the husbands of the women narrated their ordeal to the officers who are now baffled as to how to recover the money from the women.

Reports suggest officials are trying to recover the funds from the women.