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 incident took place in Bhopal. As per Times of India, a 16-year-old girl killed her father for beating mother. Yes, you read it right.
A 16-year-old girl allegedly beat her dad to death in Bhopal on Wednesday evening. The girl’s father used to be under the influence of alcohol before attacking her mother. After seeing this torture for so many days, the girl beat her 45-year-old dad with a washing bat a stick with iron rings. The man died on the spot.
After the shocking incident, the girl dialed 100 and surrendered to police. Berasia subdivisional police officer identified as K K Verma added that the man was unemployed and then relied on his eldest son’s earnings, who plies his trade as a mason.
At around 6.30pm on Wednesday, the family began talks about the marriage of the eldest son when the father started a quarrel again. After being extremely furious, the 16-year-old picked up a washing bat and began smashing him on the head.
After getting hit by her daughter, he started bleeding profusely. However, the girl didn’t stop yet as she picked up a stick with iron rings and kept hitting him. After he passed away, she dialled the police and notified them that she killed her father and then surrendered. A case has been registered by the police and the girl was sent to a juvenile shelter.