Recently, when the television actor Divya Bhatnagar’s brother came forward to share a few screenshots of her private chats, many were left shocked and heartbroken. In these chats, she has claimed to have been beaten by belt by her husband, Gagan Gabru.
Last month, ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ star Divya breathed her last after battling COVID-19. She was hospitalized in Mumbai after she was diagnosed with health complications. Since her death, not only her family members but also her close friend, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, have come forward to share the history of alleged abuse that she was going through.
Devashish, Divya’s brother, on Thursday shared several screenshots of his chats with her. He wrote,
“I wish i could get to know all this. I wish i could tell her that it is okay to take stand for yourself. I wish i could tell her that girls are the most powerful human species. I wish i could save her from this devil. I want this guy hanged @whogabru. This is guy is been threatening divya bhatnagar that he will get me (her brother and mother killed),defame her, screw her life if she would share anything with anyone.”
“Now I am handling over this case to all of her fans,friends,family and the people who actually care about humanity,” he further said.
In the heartbreaking messages, Divya mentioned that she was regularly beaten up with a belt and that her finger has been broken multiple times. She further adds that she used to tell herself that it was probably because he was frustrated with an ongoing case.
Earlier, Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2’s actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee also shared an emotional video on Instagram after the death of her close friend. In the heartbreaking video, Devoleena broke down as she remembered her friend Divya and how she was struggling with domestic abuse.
While sharing the details, Devoleena mentioned that Divya was just about to begin living her life on her own terms now. Devoleena further said,
“I’m making this video because I have to talk about the mental stress and physical abuse that she had to suffer, and the man who is responsible for it.
At IFORHER, we are heartbroken how Divya went through such an abusive relationship. Like Divya, many educated and independent women choose to silently suffer in relationships or marriage.
If you are under similar pain or you know of any woman involved in a situation of Domestic Abuse, you can contact experts on the helplines mentioned below. These experts will not only guide you about handling the situation but also give you all the support you need.
Vanitha Sahayavani was established in 1999 by the Bengaluru City Police. It provides immediate rescue and support for women in distress.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Mumbai
Women Helpline (Toll-free): 1298
It is connected with a wide range of NGOs (almost 80). It provides counseling related to socio-economic, legal, psychological, psychiatric, trauma, medical, and much more.
If you know someone, who has been the victim of dowry harassment, eve-teasing, abuse, domestic violence, cybercrime, divorce & maintenance or sexual harassment at the workplace, please tell them to reach out to this helpline.
Domestic Abuse Helpline In Himachal Pradesh
Women Commission Phone Number – 09816066421, 09418636326, 09816882491