When a 25-year-old mom expressed her simple desire to take part in the dance event at son’s school, she hardly knew that she will get herself into so much trouble and pain.
Many unfortunate women in India constantly live in the fear of domestic abuse. They suffer in silence because either they don’t have the courage to move out of abusive marriage or they stick around for the sake of their children.
They either start believing that the person will change one day and abuse will be over or they start blaming themselves for the abuse, which leads to acceptance of the abuse and the abuser.
Recently, when Alpa Kalokhe, a mother of one, was allegedly abused and assaulted with a cricket bat, we couldn’t contain our anger and frustration with the rotting DNA of our society.
A few days back, Alpa expressed her desire to take part in the dance programme in a cultural event in her son’s school. Hardly, she knew, her husband (Sunil) would be so much against the idea that it will lead to heated arguments and fights.
But, Alpa gathered her courage to defy Sunil and participated in the event. To her horror, when she returned from the school, the heated quarrel turned violent.
Sunil took a cricket bat and started assaulting Alpa. He assaulted her so cruelly that she sustained injuries in her head, hands and legs.
But, this wasn’t the first time Sunil had assaulted Appa.
As per the police investigation, the police found that Sunil had assaulted his wife earlier as well. Senior police inspector Rajendra Mungekar told The Times of India that a case has been registered against Sunil for assaulting the woman.
Though a case has been registered against Sunil, who belongs to Dombivli, a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra, we wonder how many women struggle with the domestic abuse on a daily basis.
Recently, Tina Datta, famously known for her role as Iccha in Uttaran, also shared how her 5-year long relationship had turned into a living hell.
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
Connected with almost 80 NGOs, it provides counselling related to socio-economic, legal, psychological, pyschiatric, trauma, medical and much more.
If you know someone, who has been victim of dowry harassment, eve teasing, abuse, domestic violence, cybercrime, divorce & maintainence 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