Domestic Violence

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

28 Sep 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

06 Apr 2019

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

'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

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

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

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

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.

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

27 Aug 2018

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.

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

16 Jul 2018

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 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

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

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

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.

Mumbaikars treat seniors much better than other Indian cities: Survey

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.

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

19 Apr 2018

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

17 Apr 2018

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.

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

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

10 Apr 2018

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.

BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit to probe Mohammed Shami

14 Mar 2018

BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit to probe Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami, who is facing charges of domestic abuse, is in more trouble as he will now be probed by the BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).

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

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.

Mohammed Shami's wife accuses him of torture, adultery

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.

Of abused NRI wives and their struggle to break free

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.

Second White House aide resigns over domestic abuse allegations

10 Feb 2018

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.