Sisters-In-Law Assault Delhi Woman Over Rs 21,000 Rakhi 'Shagun'

A woman from Delhi's Maideen Garhi area reportedly faced physical assault from her two sisters-in-law due to her alleged failure to provide Rs 21,000 as shagun money during Rakhi.

Nikita Gupta
Sep 05, 2023 12:48 IST
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A woman residing in Delhi's Maideen Garhi area reportedly faced physical assault from her two sisters-in-law due to her alleged failure to provide Rs 21,000 as shagun money during the celebration of Raksha Bandhan.

The term 'shagun' signifies a monetary gift given on special occasions.

Details of the incident 

The incident unfolded when the sisters of the woman's husband visited their home to tie rakhi on their brother. A heated argument erupted between the woman and her sisters-in-law over their demand for Rs 21,000 each as shagun from their brother for Raksha Bandhan. Eventually, the sisters purportedly resorted to physical violence against the woman for not meeting their monetary expectations.


The victim was later admitted to AIIMS Delhi for medical treatment. The police revealed that the woman faced further aggression when she attempted to contact the authorities.

Police Investigation

A police officer disclosed that the victim, Anita resided in the Sanjay Colony Bhati Mines area, and she was employed as a nurse. She and her husband, Udaybhan, had two daughters aged three and six. Anita alleged that her three sisters-in-law arrived at their home around 11:30 in the morning on August 31. Initially, they engaged in a disagreement regarding the Rakhi ceremony but subsequently demanded 21,000 rupees each as shagun.


The disagreement escalated to the point where her sisters-in-law physically assaulted her. She was on the verge of calling the police when another female relative also joined in the assault. The police are currently investigating the entire incident.

Domestic Abuse Cases In Delhi

According to data from the DCW (Delhi Commission for Women), the commission has received 38,342 cases related to domestic violence, 9,516 involving conflicts with neighbours, 5,895 related to rape and sexual harassment, 4,229 cases of kidnapping, 3,647 cases related to violations of the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act), and 3,558 cases involving cybercrimes.


Among these cases, a significant portion, approximately 38,140, were reported by women in the age group of 21 to 31. Additionally, there were 16,939 cases reported involving girls aged between 11 and 20. Approximately 20,000 cases were reported by women in the age range of 31 to 40, and 6,686 cases were reported by women above the age of 40. Furthermore, the commission received 3,735 cases from women aged 60 and above, and even 40 cases from women who were above 90 years of age.

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