Domestic violence and sex abuse by the male partners
Dated : 20/06/2010
she is married for the second time as the first marriage is annulled due to the reasons of her husband and his lunatic behavior and sex vulnerability caused due to his negligent attitude and the father in law was taking the opportunity of the absence of her husband during day time and she was forced to have intercourse with him at the witness of her mother-in-law.
Can you imagine the mental agony and the stress caused to a woman of 22 years old who went to the matrimonial home with a expectation of emotional security and life assurance? she was crying and telling her husband on the every day event of sex molestation of his father at the witness of his mother. He never believed his wife and words and when the son comes back home in the evening the parents were telling number of allegations on this girl and one day she left the home and attempted for suicide on the railway track behind her matrimonial house. The passerby and the unknown strangers prevented her suicide and brought back to the home.
Marriage is a contract under the Indian constitution and the every one of the married women have absolute right to claim for an independent matrimonial home but the economic dependency of the parents on their children, copercenership of property rights are some of the obvious reasons for continuing with the joint family system and causing such abusive situations to the innocent married women in this country.
She refused for the forced intercourse with her father-in-law and both the parent -in-laws physically abused and assaulted her and damaged her vegina which was the extreme condition of perpetration she underwent at the cost of marriage and she found no place in her maternal home or nobody could help this innocent woman to come out of the sufferings sex abuses and other types of moral, emotional and intellectual abuses and hence she has decided to commit suicide.
Domestic violence is one such grave violence and attacks on women and home is considered to be the highly secured place is not a place for her security and the matrimonial relatives are not at all the emotional partners to any woman in this country. it is obvious that a married woman is sexually harassed by the parents in-laws and the close relatives of her husband support the perpetrators than the victim woman.
When she went to lodge a complaint to the Police station she was further insulted and forced to continue to live in the same house and she has taken a daring step to go to the court of law seeking divorce from her husband as he never cared for the innocent young wife and her physical security against the sex abuse of his father and the perpetrations of his parents.
It is pathetic that the second husband since then the marriage was verbally abusing her for the first marriage and her bitter experiences and started beating her and abusing her in various different forms and she is now totally incapable of fighting against the violence and perpetrations on her. This time also the parents neglected their interest against her and now she is home less and searching for a shelter for her physical security .
There is a legislature enacted to secure the women and victims of domestic violence and she could not find any legal or civil remedy for her sake and she says “no” for any man in her life. She is slowly recovering from the mental trauma and agony which she was undergoing due to the matrimonial violence, sense of insecurity and lack of mutual interest of her spouses in both the cases.
Since matrimonial violence is an eventuality with in four walls and women are helpless in this condition.