Tired of husband’s ‘abuse’, woman roams Gurgaon streets with six kids
According to the police, the woman was being tortured and abused by her husband. She walked out with her children after he allegedly tried to electrocute her last Wednesday.gurgaon Updated: Jul 04, 2017 23:21 IST
An advocate who saw six children begging near the district court came to the rescue of a woman and her children who were allegedly assaulted and abused by the woman’s husband.
Once advocate Anju Negi Rawat got to know of their plight, she got in touch with the police and a zero FIR was registered against the man on Saturday night at the City police station under sections 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt).
ASI Suresh Kumar, the investigating officer, said the case has been transferred to the Sohna police station.
According to the police, the woman was being tortured and abused by her husband. She walked out with her children after he allegedly tried to electrocute her last Wednesday. She claimed he failed in his attempt as the electricity went off.
The 28-year-old claimed that she spent Thursday’s night on the streets near the gurdwara on Sohna Road. When people objected, she went to Sheetla Mata mandir in Old Gurgaon, police said.
They stayed at a dharmshala near the temple for two days. “My children and I got shelter, but there was no food. They asked me to leave as there were many people theer,” the woman said.
She took her children and moved to the Kamla Nehru Park in Old Gurgaon on Saturday.
“But I had no money and my only option was begging,” she said.
Rawat said,“I saw the kids begging and got to know their story. I called up a few NGOs and asked them to go to the park. I also reported the matter to the court, which granted them shelter in a home.”
While the woman was asked to stay at Arushi shelter home, her children were sent to the child welfare committee home.
Ritu Raj, a member of the Zinda Log- a group of NGOs, who was called by Rawat, said when he saw the woman and children, he recalled that they were the same people who were spotted on Sohna Road two days ago.
“Our volunteer had seen six kids on a bench in the middle of the night on Sohna Road. It was all the more disturbing as three of the children were girls. We immediately called the Badshahpur police,” Raj said.
He said when the police came, they left believing that the police would do the needful.
“I was shocked to see the same kids again and immediately called the City police station,” he said.
The woman said “officials” told her that the kids could not stay with her at the home as both their parents were alive.
Distressed, she stayed in the home on Saturday night and returned with her children to her husband’s Sohna road residence on Sunday.
“I had to return. My husband has been gone since a week, my neighbours told me. There is no other place for me,” she said.
First Published: Jul 04, 2017 23:15 IST