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Lawyer beats wife for not conceiving son

Lawyer beats wife for not conceiving son
With the onset of December, people are reminded of the brutal case of Nirbhaya, however, with a day to go for the fourth year after the brutal incident, a shocking video has emerged which allegedly shows a Delhi-based lawyer brutally thrashing his wife and daughter at his home in South Delhi’s posh Vasant Kunj area.  

The one-minute video which was shot by the lawyer’s younger daughter shows the lawyer hurling abuses at his wife and daughter. After a brief scuffle, involving the lawyer slapping his wife, the lawyer goes onto to brutally thrash his daughter.

The video was circulated by his other daughter after which it was picked up by the media. The wife of the lawyer, who works in the Delhi high court, has alleged that she was beaten up because she could not conceive a son. She has further levelled allegations against the Delhi Police by claiming that since her husband is well connected, the police are not taking her complaint. However, senior police officials from South District have refuted the charges claiming that they never received a complaint in the first place.

“We have not received a complaint from the family as the case is with the DCW. If we get a complaint then we will take appropriate action according to the law,” said a senior police official from South district. The video surfaced on Thursday which shows the man hitting his daughter. She looses her balance and falls to the ground, while her mother tries to intervene. The man brushes his wife aside and then drags his daughter and rains several blows at her and could also be heard hurling abuses at her. 

The lawyer’s wife, while speaking to the media has alleged that she was beaten up as she did not give birth to a son. “I have been married to this man for 15 years. In those 15 years he has abused me several times and also beat me. He kept telling me that I could not give him a son. What is my fault or my daughter’s fault that a son was not born,” she said.

The woman has further alleged that she has tried several times to complain to the police but due to her husband’s high profile connections, that never materialise. The complaint was later filed in the evening after the DCW chief Swati Maliwal assisted the family with recording the complaint’s statement. Maliwal tweeted: “Met lady and her daughters. They have suffered a terrible ordeal. Assisted them in filing police complaint. Will support them in all ways (sic)”. 

The video in the meantime has been forwarded to the Delhi Police who are looking into it.
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