A man who has accused his wife of domestic violence shot a video of her wife beating him with a broom to be presented as evidence.
The man, who is a driver with Thane Municipal Transport, had got married to the girl in December 2002. Soon after the marriage, his wife started complaining about living in a joint family. In 2004, she even left the house and went to her village in Dhule district. The worried husband asked a few relatives to intervene and met his wife’s family.
The girl agreed to return on the condition that he purchased a new flat where they would live separately. The man somehow raised some money and managed to purchase a tenement in a chawl at Vartak Nagar in Thane. However, the wife still refused to return, this time complaining about her husband’s poor financial condition.
But, in due course, he persuaded her to return.
The man said, “But her demands for jewellery, furniture and clothes went on increasing with each year. She used to pick up fights and threaten to leave if I failed to fulfil her wishes. To earn more money, I started driving an auto after my duty hours.”
But the wife was adamant about living in a multi-storey building. Recently, the man alleged, she began beating him for not fulfilling his promise.
Thrice in the past few months, the couple’s fights became so heated that they ended up in Vartak Nagar police station where they registered non-cognisable complaints against each other.
Last week, when the woman began beating the husband with a broom, he captured the scene in his mobile phone’s camera. He handed over the clip to the police to back his complaint.
The man said, “Despite our fights, I prefer to live with my wife, as we have a five-year-old daughter. When women face such problems, they usually approach NGOs. Hence, I thought of approaching them to save my marriage.”
But volunteers of ‘Madat Seva Sanstha’, the NGO he approached, were taken aback with his case. Shashi Agrawal, who heads the NGO, said, “We help women who are victims of domestic violence or dowry. But, this case is unique and we need to adopt a different approach to resolve the problem. We don’t have any solution yet.”
But she has called the families of the couple for meeting to discuss their differences
Despite our fights, I prefer to live with my wife, as we have a 5-year-old girl. When women face such problems, they usually approach NGOs. Hence, I thought of approaching them to save my marriage – The victim.
If women is his place, she immedietly file for Divorce and Alimony and all women organisations fight for her. and she will not care about child or Family.
After all still there are no Protection laws for such Indian men.