Female lawyer says manhandled by goons sent by in-laws
Gurugram: A female lawyer has levelled grave allegations of being manhandled and beaten by 12 goons that forcibly entered her house in Nitin Vihar late Saturday night.
She has also affirmed that not only was she beaten but her house was also vandalised.
The legal professional who is fighting a case against her in laws has asserted that the miscreants were sent by them in order to intimidate her to withdraw from the legal case.
Presently, the woman is embroiled in legal proceedings of getting a divorce and is staying in the house that apparently belongs to her husband.
"We are looking at all angles in the case and accordingly we will take requisite actions in this case," said SHO of the Sadar police station.
The city has witnessed a huge increase in the sexual crimes against women this year. However, not only sexual crimes but a large number of of domestic violence and dowry related violence cases are also getting reported in the district police stations.
Even though it is a major law and order challenge, most of the women who are victims of this form of crime feel hesitant in filing their complaints.
Senior police officials highlight that lack of proper evidences, fear of a long legal process and family honour prevents such cases to have its logical end.
The District police have set up counselling centres at the women police station to encourage women and their family to be persistent.