Domestic violence up

LAMJUNG, July 27

Although various campaigns have been launched to minimise violence against woman and children in Lamjung, cases of such violence have been rising in the district.

According to the female cell of District Police Office, 69 domestic violence complaints were registered in the fiscal 2014/15.

Head of female cell Nandu Adhikari said among the 69 cases lodged with the DPO, 42 were resolved within the family while 24 cases were in the process of reaching compromise and three were forwarded for legal process in the court. Adhikari said  most of the cases were related to polygamy, threats issued under the influence of alcohol, assaults and household disputes, among others.

It is said the main reason behind the escalating domestic violence was foreign employment. Domestic violence has been increasing with the trend of males and females opting for employment abroad.

It is said women are mistreated by their family members when their husbands go abroad to work. It is also said the mistreatment continues even after their husbands return home. According to the female cell, violence against women has not come down despite many protest programmes.