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Sunday, July 25, 2021

    Domestic Violence cases up in Assam: Tinsukia woman killed herself after FB post

    A woman killed herself due to domestic violence in Tinsukia. She alleged that she was prone to mental and physical torture by her husband.

    Guwahati: Women’s safety has been constantly remained as a matter of concern in Assam. With over 13,000 cases, the official statistics of Assam Police has revealed that incidents of domestic violence cases have rocketed sharply.

    In a recent incident, a  woman killed herself because of domestic violence in Tinsukia in Assam. She alleged that she was prone to mental and physical torture by her husband.

    She left a Facebook post citing the reasons of her suicide. She wrote, “My untold story…. i have not been so lucky to have an honest and faithful husband.. Moreover, I may not be strong enough to tolerate domestic violence and mental torture everyday.. It has been many years since my marriage… I have been living as a dead person.. N now, I am tired… i can’t forsee any hope… None can feel how hard it is to leave a little and innocent child behind… But I am left without any option… So, I have only one request to God, “Please, please, protect and be always there for my child, as he will b all alone after me”… N if possible, do forgive me, my little son… Your mamma will always love u a lot…”

    The victim, Monita Chetri, died in the wee hours of Tuesday. She was an Indian Academy of Science Research fellow in Central Drug Research Institute in Lucknow back in 2013 from Tezpur University.

    However, her husband was apprehended by police and further investigation on the case is underway.

    Of late multiple incidents of domestic violence and crime against women have left the state shaken. According to state police statistics, there were 11,999 cases of cruelty by husband in 2018 and 10,580 cases in 2017.


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