Articles about Domestic Violence

Are husbands justified in beating their wives? What Indians think

27 Nov 2021

India
Are husbands justified in beating their wives? What Indians think

The fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) reveals there is a long way to go as far as attitudes toward domestic violence are concerned.

UP: Woman brutally thrashed by husband in Bulandshahr, dies

20 Sep 2021

India
UP: Woman brutally thrashed by husband in Bulandshahr, dies

A woman died after being brutally assaulted by her husband for at least two straight days in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.

'Don't arrest him,' woman tells cops after husband stitches genitals

28 Aug 2021

India
'Don't arrest him,' woman tells cops after husband stitches genitals

A man in Madhya Pradesh stitched up his wife's private parts as he suspected she was cheating on him.

Honey Singh's wife accuses him of domestic violence, emotional abuse

04 Aug 2021

Entertainment
Honey Singh's wife accuses him of domestic violence, emotional abuse

Hirdesh Singh—known by his stage name Yo Yo Honey Singh—has been accused of physical, mental, and emotional abuse by his wife.

Pakistan's women lawmakers demand public hanging of all rapists

31 Jul 2021

World
Pakistan's women lawmakers demand public hanging of all rapists

Women lawmakers of Pakistan have unanimously demanded the public hanging of all rapists to curb rising cases of harassment and abuse of women and children in the country.

Domestic violence: Mumbai Police registers case against actor Karan Mehra

27 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Domestic violence: Mumbai Police registers case against actor Karan Mehra

In the latest development to the alleged domestic abuse case against actor Karan Mehra, the Mumbai Police have registered a case against him.

Dharamshala BJP MLA accused of mental, physical torture by wife

26 Jun 2021

Politics
Dharamshala BJP MLA accused of mental, physical torture by wife

Dharamshala BJP MLA Vishal Nehriya has been accused by his HPAS officer wife of physical and mental torture.

MP: DG rank officer brutally beats wife; captured on video

28 Sep 2020

India
MP: DG rank officer brutally beats wife; captured on video

A disturbing video of Madhya Pradesh's Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Purushottam Sharma, where the officer is seen brutally assaulting his wife, has been doing the rounds on social media since Monday morning.

Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

06 Sep 2020

Politics
Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court

Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.

Google Cloud employee fired over domestic violence allegations

01 Aug 2020

Technology
Google Cloud employee fired over domestic violence allegations

Alphabet Inc. has reportedly fired a Google Cloud employee after allegations of domestic violence surfaced against him.

Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown

08 Jun 2020

India
Smriti Irani claims domestic violence didn't increase during lockdown

Locked down India became disastrous for some women, who had to share the same roof with their abusers round the clock. Several reports suggested that domestic violence saw a spike after March when restrictions were enforced to contain coronavirus' spread.

Mumbai: Man booked for thrashing wife over cooking 'tasteless' khichdi

24 May 2020

India
Mumbai: Man booked for thrashing wife over cooking 'tasteless' khichdi

In a shocking incident, a 39-year-old man allegedly assaulted his wife over her cooking in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Sona accuses Kartik of planting negative stories about her

24 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Sona accuses Kartik of planting negative stories about her

Singer Sona Mohapatra has accused Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan of having his publicists to push negative stories about her in the media.

He urinated on me: BJP minister's wife alleges domestic violence

27 Sep 2019

Politics
He urinated on me: BJP minister's wife alleges domestic violence

A minister of Yogi Adityanath's government has been accused of domestic violence by his wife, who claimed she apprised the Chief Minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi about it too.

Arrest warrant issued against Mohammed Shami: Details here

02 Sep 2019

Sports
Arrest warrant issued against Mohammed Shami: Details here

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami is once again at the center of controversy after an arrest warrant was issued against him.

Shweta Tiwari faces domestic violence again, files complaint against husband

12 Aug 2019

Entertainment
Shweta Tiwari faces domestic violence again, files complaint against husband

Shweta Tiwari, popularly known as Prerna from Kasautii Zindagii Kay, has filed a police complaint against her second husband Abhinav Kohli.

Delhi: Former BJP MLA booked for allegedly raping daughter-in-law

10 Aug 2019

India
Delhi: Former BJP MLA booked for allegedly raping daughter-in-law

A former MLA of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was booked for allegedly raping his daughter-in-law on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1, this year, Delhi police said on Saturday.

Woman pushed out of moving SUV, allegedly by her in-laws

11 Jun 2019

India
Woman pushed out of moving SUV, allegedly by her in-laws

In a shocking incident, a woman from Tamil Nadu was thrown out of a moving car, allegedly by her in-laws. The incident, which was captured on CCTV footage, took place in Coimbatore last month.

Even brother-in-law can be asked to pay alimony: SC

26 May 2019

India
Even brother-in-law can be asked to pay alimony: SC

Under the domestic violence law, the brother-in-law of the aggrieved complainant can be ordered to pay alimony, the Supreme Court underlined.

Woman dies after husband drags her from second-floor to ground-floor

30 Apr 2019

Delhi
Woman dies after husband drags her from second-floor to ground-floor

A woman died after her husband dragged her from their second-floor residence to the ground-floor following a heated argument, a police official said yesterday.

TV actress Somya Seth hints at husband's criminal background

12 Apr 2019

Entertainment
TV actress Somya Seth hints at husband's criminal background

Last week Navya actress Somya Seth shocked everybody by revealing that her marriage to Arun Kapoor was abusive.

Abused woman can file case from place of shelter: SC

09 Apr 2019

India
Abused woman can file case from place of shelter: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a woman driven out of her matrimonial home can file a criminal case against her estranged spouse and in-laws at a place where she has taken shelter.

Did 'Navya' actress Somya Seth hint at facing domestic violence?

06 Apr 2019

Entertainment
Did 'Navya' actress Somya Seth hint at facing domestic violence?

It's been eight years since actress Somya Seth became an overnight star with Star Plus' Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal.

'Baghban' actress Arzoo Govitrikar files domestic abuse case against husband

07 Mar 2019

Entertainment
'Baghban' actress Arzoo Govitrikar files domestic abuse case against husband

Actress Arzoo Govitrikar, who is known for her role in Baghban, has filed domestic violence case against her husband Siddharth Sabharwal.

Modi-bhakts married each other; woman now accuses husband of torture

03 Feb 2019

India
Modi-bhakts married each other; woman now accuses husband of torture

A few days back, a tweet from a youngster in Gujarat went viral which had a picture of him with a girl, both wearing 'NaMo Again' T-shirts.

Gujarat: Man beat ex-wife over WhatsApp display picture

17 Dec 2018

India
Gujarat: Man beat ex-wife over WhatsApp display picture

People who are short-tempered are often known to be aggressive and can easily get enraged over petty issues.

Woman wakes up from coma, accuses husband, in-laws of murder

11 Dec 2018

India
Woman wakes up from coma, accuses husband, in-laws of murder

Domestic violence is a concerning issue in India and cases of violence against women keep emerging almost regularly.

One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence: Study

11 Nov 2018

India
One-third of married women in India experience spousal violence: Study

Almost one-third of all married women in India have experienced spousal violence, says a study which calls gender-based violence as one of the most serious concerns in the country.

Delhi: Army Major booked for domestic abuse, demanding dowry

21 Sep 2018

India
Delhi: Army Major booked for domestic abuse, demanding dowry

An Army Major has been booked for allegedly subjecting his wife to domestic abuse and demanding dowry, the police said today.

Bangladeshi cricketer's wife accuses him of torture over $12,000 dowry

27 Aug 2018

World
Bangladeshi cricketer's wife accuses him of torture over $12,000 dowry

Bangladeshi cricketer Mosaddek Hossain Saikat's wife has accused him of driving her out of their home and torturing her over dowry, Bdnews24.com reported.

UP: Man bites off wife's nose, arrested

13 Aug 2018

India
UP: Man bites off wife's nose, arrested

A man bit off a part of his wife's nose, suspecting her of having illicit relations with other men, police said.

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

26 Jul 2018

India
Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

Neha Rastogi worked with Apple and lived in Silicon Valley. She had a good education, an illustrious career, a four-year-old daughter and an abusive husband.

Why can't even privileged women move out of abusive marriages?

25 Jul 2018

India
Why can't even privileged women move out of abusive marriages?

A 39-year-old independent woman, who married the love of her life, earns a six-figure salary, is a fauji-kid, travels abroad. A life we all want.

'Husband locked me up': Airhostess told friends minutes before 'suicide'

19 Jul 2018

India
'Husband locked me up': Airhostess told friends minutes before 'suicide'

Minutes before allegedly jumping from the terrace of her Delhi home last week, a Lufthansa airhostess had messaged a friend saying her husband had locked her in a room, and sought help from her, police said.

Airhostess 'suicide': Husband wanted money she got from flat's sale

17 Jul 2018

India
Airhostess 'suicide': Husband wanted money she got from flat's sale

Three days after a Lufthansa air hostess in Delhi was found dead after falling from her terrace, police arrested her husband, whom her parents have accused of harassing and abusing her.

Noida: Cancer patient kills wife for refusing him sex

16 Jul 2018

India
Noida: Cancer patient kills wife for refusing him sex

A 40-year-old barber in Noida slit his wife's throat as she "refused to engage in sex with him" because his mouth cancer had left a hole in his cheek, police said.

Delhi air hostess 'commits suicide', family claims murder

16 Jul 2018

Delhi
Delhi air hostess 'commits suicide', family claims murder

An air hostess associated with Lufthansa Airlines allegedly jumped to her death Friday in Delhi's posh Panchsheel Park locality.

UP: Woman given 'triple-talaq' by husband for serving burnt roti

09 Jul 2018

India
UP: Woman given 'triple-talaq' by husband for serving burnt roti

A woman has complained to the police that she was given triple talaq and forced to leave her husband's house because the roti she had prepared got burnt.

Activist, who led Kathua-rape protest, booked for domestic violence

30 Jun 2018

India
Activist, who led Kathua-rape protest, booked for domestic violence

Social activist and lawyer Talib Hussain, who led the stir in demand for justice for Kathua rape victim, has been booked for allegedly assaulting his wife and attempting to kill her for dowry.

Andhra Pradesh: Gamble-addict man tries selling family for Rs. 6.5L

29 Jun 2018

India
Andhra Pradesh: Gamble-addict man tries selling family for Rs. 6.5L

An Andhra Pradesh man, addicted to alcohol and gambling, sold his wife and children to settle his debts, but the family was thankfully rescued.