Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Husband Arrested After Throwing Acid On Wife And Sending Her Out To Be Gang-Raped

 A gambler in India who bet his wife and lost then threw acid on her because she resisted his attempts to send her back to his friends, who had been gang-raping her as part of the deal according to a report by Independent News.

TheGuardian

The incident took place in the northeastern state of Bihar and adds to the growing number of cases of domestic violence during the Covid-19 restrictions in India.

The husband has been booked by the state police under various sections of Indian law, including acid attack, gang rape, domestic violence, and wrongful confinement, and is currently in judicial custody.

The couple cannot be named due to laws protecting the identity of victims of sexual crimes. The police is yet to identify the other accused persons.

The Covid-19 lockdown period has resulted in a nearly twofold rise in gender-based violence, according to the National Commission for Women (NCW), which receives complaints of domestic violence from across India.

The women’s commission recorded 587 domestic violence complaints between 23 March and 16 April, which was a 45 percent increase from the previous 25 days between 27 February and 22 March.

This has been attributed to confinement with an abusive partner, financial worries due to the lockdown, and lack of access to alcohol.

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