192 domestic violence cases registered till Nov 30 in Doon
The district police have filed 192 cases till November 30 under the section 498 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) this year. In the year 2018, total 214 cases were registered while in the year 2017; total 136 cases were registered under the same section. It is pertinent to mention here that whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment under the section 498 A, of IPC for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.
Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Arun Mohan Joshi said, “We immediately file cases which needs police assistance in domestic violence cases. There are some cases in which there is room for counselling, in which case we forward those cases to women helpline.”
A representative from Women Helpline said, “We take care of most women oriented cases. We also provided them assistance in case they want to file for maintenance or divorce through District Legal Service Authority (DLSA). Most of the cases we get are either of physical or emotional violence. Recently we have been getting most cases from inside the city, but otherwise we get cases from outskirts of district like Vikasnagar, Harbartpur and Doiwala.”
It is pertinent to mention here that there are increasing numbers of cases also coming into light where the women are taking advantage of the very laws which have been made to empower them.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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