RAUTAHAT: While public trust in government offices is very low across the country, people’s trust in the Service Centre for Women and Children has increased leading to decline in domestic violence and violence against women cases at District Police Office, Rautahat.
The service centre has received 108 cases of domestic violence, violence against women, gender violence, and defamation until June 13 this fiscal.
Victims of various forms of violence have started visiting the centre instead of going to district police office.
According to the centre, 39 cases of beating, three cases of ostracism, 15 cases of defamation and humiliation and 41 of negligence have been registered at the centre.
Chief ASI Shivnath Yadav at the service centre said that of the total registered cases, 83 were settled through reconciliation. Twenty-two cases are in the process of being resolved, while perpetrators on three cases have been sent to the court for action. At the initiative of the centre, four girls, one minor girl and five women were rescued from across the border.
ASI Yadav said his office had been carrying out programmes such as student awareness, programme to control human trafficking and transaction, door-to-door campaign and awareness programmes against rape and child marriage in violence-hit VDCs.
Rautahat SP Sanubabu Thapaliya said that though the centre was earning public trust they were having a hard time dealing with cases for want of human resources. The centre has just six employees at present.
Meanwhile, the service centre registered a case on polygamy against Harischandra Ray of Dharampur VDC-5 yesterday at the police office. Despite having a son and wife Sharada Devi, Ray got married to Khusbu Kumari, 19 of Bairiya VDC in Sarlahi 13 days ago. Harsichandra and Khusbu have been arrested and kept at Area Police Office, Garuda. Investigation is on, Inspector Santulal Jaisawar said.