Marital Dispute Leaves Husband Living on Front Lawn for Months

'I'm afraid he is going to die out here in his yard'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2015 5:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – Sharafat Khan, 69, has been living on the front lawn of the million-dollar Texas home he shares with his wife ever since she kicked him out in March, KHOU reports. Now neighbors are starting to become concerned for his mental and physical health. "He's wearing the same clothing, it's dirty," one neighbor tells KPRC. "He has no bathroom facilities, no shoes." "He's very frail, he can't even walk," says another. "I'm afraid he is going to die out here in his yard." KHOU reports Khan's doctor wife kicked him out with only the clothes he was wearing after a series of fights and changed the locks. A sign outside the house warns concerned neighbors: "If you want to feed him, take him to your house. If you want to, you can keep him at your house."

KHOU reports police were called to the home up to 30 times in the past six months for arguments between Khan and his wife. Khan tells KPRC his wife is mad at him for staying in contact with certain relatives. But the couple's son tells KHOU Khan verbally and physically abused his wife for years. Records show Khan was arrested for domestic violence in 2008 and his wife filed for divorce in 2014. In between, she filed for multiple restraining and protective orders. She has demanded police remove Khan from the property, but they have no legal ability to do so. Khan is in bad health, and has been taken to the hospital numerous times since March but always ends up back on the lawn. KPRC reports Adult Protective Services is getting involved. (Read more marriage stories.)

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