A Special DG level officer from Madhya Pradesh, Purushottam Sharma has been accused of brutally beating his wife, and the video of the incident has gone viral on social media. According to reports, the incident took place after the officer was allegedly caught cheating by his wife. The fact that his wife discovered this, angered him and he started thrashing and abusing her while warning her to stay away from his personal life. The report was detailed by News 18.
The son of the officer, Parth Gautam Sharma filed a complaint against him to the Home Minister, Chief Secretary, and DGP and even shared the video of his father hitting his mother.
TRIGGER WARNING: Please use viewer discretion while seeing the video. We have put out the video because it’s important for people to see how domestic violence and assault is a real issue. This is how women are treated.
During the incident, the staff present at the house tried to interfere and stop the officer but Sharma didn’t stop and can be seen thrashing his wife in the video. Reportedly, Purushottam Sharma was hitting his wife so hard that his own hand also got injured.
Increased Incidents of Domestic Violence
Recently, a man from Vadodara assaulted his wife with an iron rod. The incident took place when she asked her husband to chop the vegetables for dinner. This suggestion enraged the man to an extent that he bashed her with an iron rod lying nearby. Read more about this here.
There is data to suggest that domestic violence and assault has been on the rise for the last few years across states in India. In the lockdown alone National Commission for Women received more complaints in a few weeks as more people stayed indoors at home. Here’s that data.
Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV