Domestic violence and extramarital affairs are increasingly common in India. Though domestic violence or intimate partner violence and extra-marital affairs is a worldwide problem, India is the most dangerous country in the world for women according to a survey carried out by Thomson Reuters.
According to the 2014 study in The Lancet, the reported sexual violence rate in the country is among the lowest in the world. However, considering the large population of the country means that violence affects 27.5 million women over their lifetimes.
As per National Family and Health Survey in 2005, overall lifetime prevalence of domestic violence was 33.5% and 8.5% for sexual violence among women aged 15–49. In all the cases, only women are being badly affected by men. Domestic abuse can be in any form of physical, emotional and sexual violence.
A 1999 study observed that domestic abuse was recordedin five districts of northern India during 1995–1996. The study further added that domestic abuse ranged from 18% to 45% in those five districts.
Amid increasing cases of domestic violence cases in India, a shocking video of a senior IPS officer in Bhopal assaulting his wife has gone viral across social media platforms.
The incident took place on Sunday when Special Director General of Police (Madhya Pradesh) Purushottam Sharma’s wife caught him red-handed with another woman. After the woman saw her husband with other woman, there was a heated argument between the couple. In the process, Purushottam Sharma was seen forcefully dragging his wife along the ground and beating her.
In the video, other staff who were present in his house can be seen trying to intervene while the woman was heard crying for assistance.
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Following the incident, the accused’s son filed a complaint with the DGP and after which, he sent a copy of the assault video as per ABP News. The officer’s son has demanded strict action against his father for attacking mother.
Meanwhile, the MP State Women Commission Spokesperson identified as Sangeeta Sharma reacted to the shocking incident. She added that such type of incident will not be tolerated by the Women’s Commission.
She further added saying that such incidents by senior officials do not convey a proper message in society. Instead of leading by example in the country, it is heartbreaking to see a senior official being involved in domestic violence and extra-marital affairs.