Court takes up woman’s plea of domestic violence against sons
|A sessions court here has asked a subordinate court to examine afresh a plea by an elderly woman accusing her four sons of subjecting her to domestic violence.|
|Additional Sessions Judge Praveen Kumar directed a fresh examination of the woman’s plea after she challenged the magisterial court’s ruling of March 3 this year that her complaint against her sons and husband disclosed no offence of domestic violence against her.
The woman, a resident of Najafgarh in West Delhi, had approached the magisterial court alleging that her four sons along with their family members, residing elsewhere in the city, had come to her house in April 2010 on the pretext of spending summer vacation.
But long after the vacation was over, they continued to stay on, said the woman in her appeal, adding when asked to vacate the house, her sons categorically told her that they had come to grab the property and would not vacate it.
She said they even beat her up and prevented her from meeting her husband. The woman went on to name her husband too as one of the perpetrators of domestic violence against her.
Asking the magisterial court to examine her plea, the sessions court, however, asked it not to proceed against her husband as her complaint disclosed no commission of offence by him.
“In the circumstances, the order passed by the trial court is partly set aside. In my opinion, a prima facie case for issuing notices against woman’s sons are made out. However, no prima facie case for issuing notice against respondent husband is made out,” said the sessions court.