1st domestic violence case filed in Jaipur
The victim married to one Heera Lal Chouhan Kotputali had since then been allegedly harassed and beaten for dowry.india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 21:16 IST
Four people were on Thursday charged for allegedly harassing and torturing a woman in the first case to be filed in Jaipur under the the newly formed Domestic Violence Act.
The judicial magistrate Israr Khokher admitted the petition and issued interim order to Jawahar Nagar police station asking it to provide protection to the victim and ensure she was not harassed or tortured by the four accused, which included her husband, said counsel AK Jain on behalf of Women NGOs including the People's Union for Civil Liberty.
The victim who is married to one Heera Lal Chouhan Kotputali in 2002 had since then been allegedly harassed and beaten for dowry, cash and to produce a male heir, Jain said.
The case filed under Section 12 of the Act urged the court to provide her with protection and maintenance as well as shelter and medical facilities, Jain said.
The next hearing of the case would be held on Monday, he said.