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Police figures show domestic violence on rise in city

A 35-year-old woman is battling for her life in a city hospital after her husband grievously injured her with a sickle in south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan area.

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2011 23:33 IST
Jatin Anand

A 35-year-old woman is battling for her life in a city hospital after her husband grievously injured her with a sickle in south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan area.

According to the police, the man, Chhote Lal, attacked his wife Seema in a drunken fit of rage because he suspected her of adultery.

“The incident occurred at Major Colony in the Cantonment area at 8pm on Friday. Lal attacked Seema because he was under the impression that she was having an affair," said a senior police officer investigating the incident.

The incident was reported a day before a man strangled to death his wife, a 43-year-old female sub-inspector, who was posted with Delhi Police’s Special Protection Unit (Women and Children) Cell, and their elder son at their house in southeast Delhi.

“We are very sensitive about these issues. But things will not change until victims of domestic violence and abuse approach us without apprehensions instead of suffering silently,” maintained S Nithianandam, joint commissioner of police, Special Protection Unit (Women & Children).

Seema’s is the fourth case of domestic violence reported in the city between March 23 and March 26.

According to Delhi Police figures, at least 35 women approached them in a day for help in 2010. Of the 5,000 requests that they received, the police were able to resolve only 1,500 cases.