Mumbai: Lawyer held for assaulting pregnant wife, killing unborn child
The Mumbai Police has arrested a 30-year- old lawyer for allegedly assaulting his pregnant wife which led to the death of the unborn child (11-week-old fetus), an official said today. The victim, who hails from New Delhi and is also a practicing lawyer, got married to the man some months back and shifted to his residence at Colaba in south Mumbai. Here's more.
Couple was having frequent fights soon after marriage
Soon after the marriage, the couple started having frequent fights, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-I) Manojkumar Sharma said. In the police complaint, the woman alleged that her husband had since some time been pressurizing her to abort the child, based on some of his superstitious beliefs, and had also threatened her with dire consequences, Sharma said. The police arrested the man yesterday, he said.
Sections under which lawyer was arrested
Offenses were registered against the man under IPC sections 315 (act with an intent to prevent a child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation), the police official said. The accused was produced yesterday in a court which remanded him in police custody for two days.