When a 23-year-old young woman was beaten for denying sex with her husband on their wedding night, we couldn’t contain our anger and frustration about the rotting DNA of our society.
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.
But, Priyank, showed that she is a woman of today and she is not going to sacrifice her life to domestic abuse.
As per TOI, Priyank Tiwari has lodged an FIR at Krishnanagar police station against her husband Dharmendra Sharma for beating her up on their wedding night for not having sex with him.
As published by DNA, the complaint stated that on April 27, the woman got married to Dharmendra Sharma in New Delhi.
When Dharmendra came to the room, he wanted to have sex with her. As she wasn’t keeping well due to excess traveling, she denied sex and resisted him, which made him angry.
DNA further stated, on the next day, after Dharmendra returned home, the couple had an argument over their wedding night and he punched her and accused her of having an affair outside their marriage.
Though Dharmendra’s mother rushed to stop her son from beating his wife, the newly-wed bride already had several injuries on the face.
Overcoming multiple challenges, the brave woman managed to call Ahmedabad police control room and police reached the spot.
Though the case has been filed against three accused identified Dharmendra Sharma (husband), Sita Sharma (mother-in-law) and Shamsundar Sharma (father-in-law), we wonder how many women struggle with the domestic abuse on a daily basis.
Recently, Tina Datta, famously known for her role in Uttaran, also shared her story of abuse.
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.
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