The incident took place with a Russian national, Olga Efimenkova, who was married an Indian, and was protesting outside her mother-in-law's house in Agra, demanding her husband's share of the family's property.
Olga, a philosophy graduate from a Chinese university, married Vikrant Singh Chandel in 2011. The couple was living in Goa, and was having a daughter; Vikrant ran a restaurant and an interior decoration business. However, after incurring several financial losses, they moved to her husband's native home in Agra.
Olga accused her mother-in law, Nirmala Devi, of kicking them out of the family home and giving all the land to her daughter, who runs a school on it.
Olga's mother-in-law, on the other hand, says her son and daughter-in-law took away all her savings and she only had the house, which she left to her daughter, who is currently not living with her husband. She also accused Olga of gambling and consuming drugs. The police initially refused to intervene in the matter, call it a family dispute.
The woman posted a video on Twitter in which she mentioned that she was protesting outside the house of her mother-in-law, who is an Indian.
The matter was thrust into the spotlight after it was tweeted out by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who appealed to UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to help resolve the issue. Following this, the UP chief minister replied, “The lady has been united with the family after counselling the in-laws… Ms Olga will get her portion of the house to live”.