Lamjung, December 2
Cases of domestic violence have increased in Lamjung of late.
According to Lamjung District Police Office, complaints of domestic violence were registered at the Women, Children and Elderly Citizen Service Centre within the DPO.
Earlier, women refrained from filing violence cases due to fear of social stigma and the incidents remained confined within the four walls of the houses. However, that is changing, said Chief at Women and Children Elderly Citizen Service Centre Nandu Adhikari.
According to Adhikari, women are starting to report incidents of domestic violence as a result of greater awareness among them.
Cases of domestic violence have been increasing on a daily basis despite initiatives taken to minimise violence against children and women in the district.
As many as 33 cases of domestic violence have been registered with the police since the beginning of November. Of them, 28 males and five females were victims. Similarly, 12 domestic violence complaints reached the police in the fiscal 2018-19.
According to Women, Children and Elderly Citizen Service Centre, 79 domestic violence complaints were filed in the centre where 48 female and 31 males were victims in fiscal 2017-18.
The complaints filed were related to assault, thrashing, family discord and polygamy, among others.
A version of this article appears in print on December 03, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.