Domestic violence cases on the rise in lockdown

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Domestic violence cases on the rise in lockdown

Tuesday, 07 April 2020 | PNS | Lucknow



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Social distancing and lockdown might have slowed down the spread of the deadly coronavirus but it has also led to a spurt in cases of domestic violence leading to death and suicides.
In Lakhimpur Kheri, Raju (19) of Khaleypurwa hamlet of Majhgai was shot dead by his kin early Monday morning on the suspicion that he was having an illicit relation with his aunt. 
A case was registered and efforts were being made to nab the assailants.
Elsewhere in Azamgarh, Irshad of Khandwari hamlet of Saraimeer used to live with his wife Ameena and seven children. While staying at home during lockdown, Irshad suspected his wife of having an affair with a cousin.
On Sunday night, the couple had a heated argument over the issue and the verbal duel took a turn for the worse when Irshad stabbed her to death.
A case was registered in this connection and the accused was arrested.
Initially Irshad fled the scene but later had a change of heart and surrendered at the local police station.
In Ambedkarnagar, Ashok Jaiswal of Surhurpur area of Malipur, had a dispute with his wife over a trivial issue on Sunday night during which Ashok took out his gun and shot at her. Fortunately, the bullet missed the mark and the woman escaped unhurt.
Hearing the gunshot, the neighbours called the police and a case was registered and action was being initiated against the accused.
In Varanasi, Nitin Kumar (30) of Jaitpur used to work as a trolley driver but due to the lockdown. he failed to meet out his expenses. His wife, Rinki, with whom he was married a year back, left home and went to live with her parents. Depressed with this, Nitin hanged himself at his house. The neighbours found his body hanging on Monday morning.
In Fatehpur, a 19-year-old youth, pursuing an ITI course, and a 17-year-old girl studying in class 11 in Rajkiya Inter College, were found hanging from a tree in Malwa police station area. 
The police said that it seemed that the two were in love but their families were against their affair. The police further said that due to the lockdown all institutions were closed indefinitely and hence they were unable to meet as a result of which they became depressed and ended their lives.
A case was registered and investigations were on.   

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