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In MP, A Woman Was Forced To Drink Acid By Husband Because She Found Out About His Affair

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The cases of violence against women are increasing daily. And while some states are taking strict measures to curb the situation, there are other areas that have taken some of the grimmest situations extremely mildly. One would think that after the abuse being reported the police would take some serious actions against the abusers but that is not always the case. In fact, in Madhya Pradesh, a woman was forced to drink acid by her husband. And even after registering the case after the incident not much action was taken.

Recently, in the Dabra area of Ramgarh village in the Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, a 25-year-old woman was forced to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law on the 28th of June. The woman is now critical and moved to a Delhi hospital for treatment.

When the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) heard about the woman who was forced to drink acid, their Chief Swati Maliwali came out in support of the victim and wrote to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In her message to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, she accused the Madhya Pradesh police of handling the case of the woman with “insensitivity.” She also ensured that the woman who drank the acid got justice.

Five days after the incident – where the woman was forced to drink acid – the mother of the woman went to the police to file a case against the husband and the other accused. The case was registered under the Dowry Act, but no actions were taken to help the case.

The woman, after drinking the acid, was rushed to the hospital in Gwalior by a neighbor. But when her condition worsened and became more critical, she was rushed to a Delhi-based hospital on the 18th of July.

It was later on that the woman’s brother called the DCW’s 181 helpline and spoke to them regarding the fact that his sister was forced to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law. Upon hearing the case, a team got her admitted to the Delhi hospital. They even managed to record her statements in front of a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM).

The incident of the woman being forced to drink acid came out in the open when DCW’s hief Swati Maliwali took to her Twitter and tweeted that she had written a letter to  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In the letter, she accused Madhya Pradesh police of writing a “weak” FIR and “omitting the sections related to acid attack and termed this heinous act as domestic violence.”

Swati Maliwali even said that the woman in her statements revealed that her husband was having an illicit affair with another woman. And when she came to know about the affair, the husband brutally abused her and forced her to drink acid. 

After Swati Maliwali and another member of DCW Promila Gupta went to meet the woman who survived after drinking acid, Swati Maliwali stated that the woman is extremely critical and as per the doctor’s reports, the woman’s internal organs are severely burnt and damaged.

Swati Maliwali after meeting with the woman who was forced to drink acid, said, “The woman’s food pipe, stomach, and intestines have got burnt and are visible. She can neither drink nor eat anything anymore. She is also vomiting blood very frequently… The doctors are not very hopeful of her recovery as she is in a very bad state. It is a matter of shame that the Madhya Pradesh police dealt with such a serious case with this kind of insensitivity.

Until the case gets resolved there is a team by DCW that has been assisting the woman who was forced to drink acid. The condition of the woman as of now still remains critical and the doctors are trying their best to help the survivor.

It is heartbreaking to know that a husband falls so below that for dowry and or to hide his illicit affair thrashed and forced a woman to drink acid. We need our men to start respecting women. And above that we also need the police to start taking cases of women-centric abuse seriously. The culprits deserve punishment and the police need to start taking stricter action against them. We look up to them for protection and if they won’t take it seriously then who would? Who do we then go for justice?

The cases of violence against women are increasing daily. And while some areas are taking strict measures to curb the situation, there are other areas that have taken some of the grimmest situations extremely mildly. One would think that after the abuse being reported the police would take some serious actions against the abusers but that is not always the case. In fact, in Madhya Pradesh, a woman was forced to drink acid by her husband. And even after registering the case after the incident not much action was taken.

Recently, in the Dabra area of Ramgarh village in the Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh, a 25-year-old woman was forced to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law on the 28th of June. The woman is now critical and moved to a Delhi hospital for treatment.

When the Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) heard about the woman who was forced to drink acid, their Chief Swati Maliwali came out in support of the victim and wrote to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In her message to the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, she accused the Madhya Pradesh police of handling the case of the woman with “insensitivity.” She also ensured that the woman who drank the acid got justice.

Five days after the incident – where the woman was forced to drink acid – the mother of the woman went to the police to file a case against the husband and the other accused. The case was registered under the Dowry Act, but no actions were taken to help the case.

The woman, after drinking the acid, was rushed to the hospital in Gwalior by a neighbor. But when her condition worsened and became more critical, she was rushed to a Delhi-based hospital on the 18th of July.

It was later on that the woman’s brother called the DCW’s 181 helpline and spoke to them regarding the fact that his sister was forced to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law. Upon hearing the case, a team got her admitted to the Delhi hospital. They even managed to record her statements in front of a sub-divisional magistrate (SDM).

The incident of the woman being forced to drink acid came out in the open when DCW’s Chief Swati Maliwali took to her Twitter and tweeted that she had written a letter to  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In the letter, she accused Madhya Pradesh police of writing a “weak” FIR and “omitting the sections related to acid attack and termed this heinous act as domestic violence.” 

Swati Maliwali even said that the woman in her statements revealed that her husband was having an illicit affair with another woman. And when she came to know about the affair, the husband brutally abused her and forced her to drink acid. 

After Swati Maliwali and another member of DCW Promila Gupta went to meet the victim Swati Maliwali stated that the woman is extremely critical and as per the doctor’s reports, the woman’s internal organs are severely burnt and damaged.

Swati Maliwali  said, “The woman’s food pipe, stomach, and intestines have got burnt and are visible. She can neither drink nor eat anything anymore. She is also vomiting blood very frequently… The doctors are not very hopeful of her recovery as she is in a very bad state. It is a matter of shame that the Madhya Pradesh police dealt with such a serious case with this kind of insensitivity.’

With regards to speaking to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh regarding the case of the woman who was forced to drink acid by her husband and sister-in-law, Swati Maliwali added, “I have written a letter to the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, asking him to get the culprits arrested and ensure action against the police officers who tried to weaken the case.”

Until the case gets resolved there is a team by DCW that has been assisting the woman. The condition of the woman as of now still remains critical and the doctors are trying their best to help the survivor.

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