While we are living in the 21st century, it is heart-breaking how women are still struggling in abusive marriage. But, what is disgusting is the fact that even many educated Indian men don’t hesitate in abusing their wives emotionally, mentally and even, physically. While last year, a heartbreaking video of a senior IPS officer assaulting his wife in Bhopal went viral on social media. In a shocking video, the senior IPS officer could be seen beating and assaulting his wife.
As per the sources, the wife of Special Director General of Police (Madhya Pradesh) Purushottam Sharma caught him red-handed in a compromising position with another woman. According to sources, the police officer’s extramarital affair has been a long-running dispute between the husband and wife. This incident led to an argument between the couple, which later turned violent as in the video Sharma was seen dragging his wife along the ground and thrashing her.
And now, a doctor from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has been arrested for allegedly beating his wife inside their house in East of Kailash. As per the police, the victim works as a trained graduate teacher (TGT) at a Kendriya Vidyalaya. The doctor, Vineet Bhawan, is a senior anaesthetist at the hospital.
According to the police, the doctor was arrested on Monday. As per sources, DCP (Southeast) Esha Pandey said, “We received a PCR call about domestic violence at 5.20 pm Sunday. The complainant is 38 years old and said her husband assaulted her. We initiated preventive action against her husband, Dr Vineet, and arrested him.”
While the police have recorded the woman’s statement and a case under sections of hurt and wrongful restraint has been registered, it makes us wonder why educated Indian men find it is okay to indulge in the abuse of women. While the investigation is still on, we hope the victim will soon get justice.
It is heart-breaking how these educated men, who are supposed to protect women and bring change to the patriarchal society, are themselves abusing their power. This incident is just a reminder of how women of different strata across society become victims of domestic violence. It is a matter of utter shame how even in the 21st century, women are still struggling with domestic violence.