DCW chief writes to CM about 5-year-old domestic violence case, seeks action

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Delhi Commissioner for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal.

BENGALURU: The Delhi Commission for Women has taken note of a viral video on social media of a man brutally assaulting his wife and has written to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai seeking his intervention in the matter.

In the video, the man, said to be a techie residing in Bengaluru and working for a private firm, is seen repeatedly assaulting his wife over lighting of candles for their son’s birthday. Shockingly, the young child takes the cue from the father and also repeatedly hits the mother.

Though the incident is said to have occurred five years ago, the woman’s troubles are from over and continues to be a victim of domestic violence. The husband has also refused to agree for a divorce.

Delhi Commission for Women chairperson Swati Maliwal, in her letter, also said a new video has been posted by the wife on social media, wherein she has stated that she has been separated from her husband for the past few years. She has also filed a case of domestic violence against the husband, but no action has been taken and the husband has not been arrested. The husband has remarried and has a child from the second marriage too, the letter pointed out.

The DCW chairperson has requested the CM to ensure that an FIR is filed against the woman’s husband and compensation, counselling, police protectino and free legal aid provided to the woman and her child.

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