Domestic Violence: News

11 Nov 2018


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.

21 Sep 2018

Crime Against Women

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

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

13 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

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.

26 Jul 2018


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.

25 Jul 2018


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.

19 Jul 2018


'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.

17 Jul 2018


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

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.

16 Jul 2018


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

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.

30 Jun 2018


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.

29 Jun 2018

Andhra Pradesh

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.

26 Jun 2018

Delhi Court

Man bound to pay maintenance for wife, son: Delhi Court

A Delhi court rejected a man's plea to set aside an order directing him to pay Rs. 15,000 as monthly maintenance to his estranged wife and son, saying a man is duty-bound to maintain his family.

15 Jun 2018


Mumbaikars treat seniors much better than other Indian cities: Survey

The recently released HelpAge India report on abuse of the elderly in Indian cities revealed that out of 23 cities, Mumbai fared much better than most.

19 Apr 2018

Maneka Gandhi

India's taking provisions to protect girls. What about married women?

In the wake of the Kathua, Unnao and Surat rape cases, the central government is considering awarding death penalty for rape of minors aged under 12.

Kolkata Police summon Mohammed Shami, his brother for questioning

Kolkata Police have summoned Mohammed Shami and his elder brother Hasib Ahmed for questioning in the complaints filed by Shami's wife Hasin Jahan.

10 Apr 2018


Carrying babies on back, Ugandan police-officers march against domestic violence

Officers of the Ugandan Police Force put up an unlikely show of protest against domestic violence last week.

Shami's wife files domestic violence case, seeks maintenance for daughter

Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has filed a domestic violence case against the pacer at Kolkata's Alipore court.

09 Mar 2018


Police slap non-bailable 'attempt to murder' charge on Mohammed Shami

Cricketer Mohammed Shami has been charged with serious crimes including attempt to murder and criminal intimidation after his wife Hasin Jahan filed a police complaint.

07 Mar 2018


Mohammed Shami's wife accuses him of torture, adultery

Pacer Mohammed Shami is in trouble. Hasin Jahan, his wife, has accused him of having multiple extramarital affairs, torturing her and trying to kill her, TOI reported.

12 Feb 2018


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.

10 Feb 2018

Donald Trump

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse allegations

After Rob Porter, David Sorensen has become the second White House aide to step down this week amid allegations of domestic abuse.

05 Feb 2018


Mumbai: Woman, tortured by husband, posts video on Twitter

In a gut wrenching video, a woman alleged 'physical and mental' torture by her husband and sought help from Mumbai Police. The video has gone viral, after the filmmaker Ashoke Pandit shared it on Twitter.

#CallForHelp: Three NRI wives call home for help every day

Getting their daughter married to an NRI might be a fantasy for many Indian parents, but things might not be as pleasant as they appear.

17 Jan 2018


Delhi man kills wife and baby in front of sons

A Delhi based man allegedly killed his wife and 18-month-old son in front of his two other sons in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area, said police.

29 Dec 2017


After you dial 100: What happens inside police control room?

Have you ever wondered what happens after you dial 100 - India's de-facto emergency helpline number - and before you get help?

18 Nov 2017


Telangana man throws wife out of house over biryani

In a rather horrific case, a 25-year-old woman was thrown out of her home in Telangana by her husband for not making biryani as per his taste.

07 Nov 2017


Government takes measures to curb abuses by NRI husbands

The Centre on Monday asked all the states to share with it the data of registered marriages, so as to hold accountable the non-residential Indian (NRI) husbands who harass or desert their wives.

18 Oct 2017


Yuvraj Singh, brother, mother booked in domestic violence case

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been booked in a domestic violence case filed by former sister-in-law Akanksha, Bigg Boss 10 contestant.

04 Sep 2017


Bobby Darling accuses husband of domestic violence, unnatural sex

Bobby Darling, India's most well-known transgender celebrity in entertainment, got married last year to her long-time partner. Fans and LGBT enthusiasts cheered.

28 Jul 2017


Malaysian MP thinks denying husbands sex is "abuse"

Malaysian citizens are outraged. An MP, while debating amendments to a domestic violence bill in the parliament, said that denying sex to a husband can be a form of "psychological and emotional abuse".

12 Jul 2017


Goa: Woman locked up in room for 20 years, rescued

A woman in her fifties who had been locked up inside a dark room in Candolim village near Panaji for the past 20 years, was rescued by the police on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2017


Ghaziabad: 60-year-old drunk man shoots wife over delay in dinner

In yet another case of domestic violence, Ghaziabad resident Ashok Kumar shot dead his wife on July 8. His reason was: she was late in serving dinner.

16 Jun 2017


Domestic violence- Judge upholds 30-day jail sentence for Abhishek Gattani

A court upheld a 30-day prison sentence for former Cuberon CEO Abhishek Gattani, convicted in a domestic violence case.

06 May 2017

Andhra Pradesh

Indian-origin couple gunned down by daughter's ex-boyfriend

An angry lover shot down an Indian-origin couple in the Californian city San Jose in the US.

04 May 2017


Shifu Sanskriti founder also monetarily scammed his "disciples"

Shifu Sanskriti founder Sunil Kulkarni has been charged with forgery after police recovered a cheque-book where he forged an alleged disciple's signature, for a Rs. 23cr deal with a Bhopal-based ice cream firm.

03 May 2017


Gifting brides bats condones violence: Activists on MP minister's move

Activists are dismayed after an MP minister "set a bad precedent" by gifting brides at a mass wedding bats to beat their husbands if they take to alcohol.

01 May 2017


Domestic violence: MP minister distributes bats at mass wedding

In a peculiar instance, 700 women who got married in a mass wedding ceremony in Madhya Pradesh were given wooden bats as wedding presents, to use against their abusive husbands.

28 Apr 2017


Forget anti-Romeo squads, address violent crimes: UP's women's rights activists

Since coming to power, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has identified women's safety as top priority. Anti-romeo squads were set up as a hallmark initiative to crackdown on eve-teasing.