Heartbreaking video of a woman tearfully narrating the ordeal of a newlywed woman has gone viral. This video captures how this daughter was brutally beaten by her husband and in-laws and has left many netizens flabberghasted.
On their first wedding anniversary, while many wives receive precious gifts, this newly-wed was beaten and thrashed mercilessly. As per the video shared by a relative, the victim Khushboo was married to Chiranji Lal last year on 26th January.
The 2.37-minute-long video, from the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, captures the brutalities conducted on this young woman. The woman could be heard talking about how Khushboo was harassed mentally and physically by her husband and mother-in-law. The video shows the marks of brutalities on Khushboo’s arms, back, and legs.
The video caused a social media uproar, with many netizens calling for stringent police action on the matter. Many came forward on social media to share their anger and disappointment. As per the sources, Facebook user Ankush Sharma said:
“A complaint should be filed with the women’s grievance cell, and show this to police as it is, you may get justice.”
Other Facebook user Mohd. Arif. shared:
“So much injustice has been meted out to this sister. The culprits should be punished,”
Also, Facebook user Ranjit Kanwar asked:
“Is there not a daughter in the house, if their daughter is beaten-up like this, they will feel the same. These people are not humans but animals.”
A few hours after the video was uploaded, the netizen’s fury prompted police action in the matter. Finally, the Mandi police registered a complaint against the accused. As per their Facebook page, Mandi police mentioned:
“A video has gone viral on social media, in which it is being said that a woman’s husband and in-laws have beaten her. In this context, people are being informed that against this misbehaviour with the woman, a complaint has been filed in the police station, at the station of the district, under Section 498 (a) and 323 of the Indian Penal Code. Investigation in the matter is on, and action will be taken against the culprits.”
Even in the 21st century, domestic violence against women is widely prevalent in India. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), over 30% of Indian women are either physically or sexually or emotionally abused by their husbands. National Crime Records Bureau, reported 103,272 cases of domestic violence in 2018.
At IFORHER, we wish courage and strength to every woman suffering from domestic abuse. Rather than being scared of ‘log kya kahengey’, we hope these survivors would raise their bold voices against the abuse and rewrite their own destiny.
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