My name is Madhu, age 37 years. I got married in the year 2007 in subramanya swami kalyana mandapam, Tenali (A.P). I have a daughter of 11 years as of 2022. Post marriage i am residing in my matrimonial home in Hyderabad, Telangana. Our marriage was fine for first 4-5 years but for the last few years my husband is not living with me stating he has job in Bangalore and used to visit my house once a month or once is 3 months, i supported him thinking its his career but it pushed me into depression and suffered a cardiac stroke in 2020, which in-turn pushed to my brain. I lost my speech for 2-3 months. I had doubt on my husband that he is cheating me and has another woman in his life and my suspicion became strong when my husband did not come to see me during my stroke treatment and completely abandoned me and my daughter for the last 1 year. Me and my father filed 498A, Maintenance case on my husband which is at the stage of summon as my husband is not appearing before the honorable court.
Over the last 3 months i conducted a inquiry about my husband and his family and found my husband living with another woman here in hyderabad. I caught him red handed and called police to his house but he and the other woman informed police that they are in a live-in relation. I found they both have a daughter together of 7 years and during my inquiry i came to know that my husband did another marriage with this woman in his village somewhere in the year 2011 or 2012 but don't know when, where and how the marriage took place. I am suspecting it to be a christian marriage as the other woman is christian and my husband now practices christianity. Police registered a case in section 420 and 494 which is still under investigation.
Matrimonial home was in the name of my husband which he sold without my knowledge and i learnt about this recently, he seized all my gold, cash given as dowry at the time of marriage and left me penniless, i am barely surviving.
I don't have evidence of his 2nd marriage but i got the birth certificate of his another daughter with the other woman and hospital records where the child was born in which my husband family name is mentioned with native home address and his signature.
Can a married man stay with another woman in a live-in relation and have children ?
Is official birth certificate and hospital records count as evidence for bigamy ?
I am open for any suggestions, requesting to provide guidance.