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Source – Times of India

BANGALORE: In an interesting case, the Karnataka high court has admitted a petition filed by a woman, challenging the order passed by a family court in Bangalore asking her to pay Rs 5,000 as maintenance to her husband ,who is stated to be an agriculturist.

Admitting the appeal , Justice A N Venugopala Gowda also ordered notice to the husband. Savitri (name changed), who works as a section officer in Vidhana Soudha, has challenged the August 14,2012 order of the family court.

The family court while considering that she is drawing Rs 36,000 per month as salary had directed her to pay her husband Rs 5,000 per month towards as maintenance She had married Sarvottama (name changed) in 1992.

In 1993, she gave birth to a female child. After that, quarrel started and both started living separately. While Savitri contended that her husband always doubted her character and not even bothered to see their child, Sarvottama contended that she never treated him as her husband .

He also stated that he is a heart patient and spent lot of money on medical expenses and has no money left with while seeking Rs 10,000 as maintenance from his wife.


A woman is accused of biting off her husband’s right ear

Source – Times of India


A woman is accused of biting off her husband’s right ear in a fit of anger in the Sultanpuri area of the outer district in Delhi, according to the police on Sunday.

The complainant recounted the incident to the police, stating that the altercation occurred on November 20 when he returned home after disposing of garbage. An argument ensued with his wife over an unspecified issue, during which she demanded the sale of the house and her share, expressing a desire to live separately with the children.

Despite attempts to reason with her, a verbal spat escalated, and the complainant mentioned that his wife physically attacked him. As he was leaving the house, she grabbed him from behind and bit his right ear with such force that the upper portion became dismembered. The victim’s son took him to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital in Mangolpuri, where he was later transferred for surgery at Jaipur Golden Hospital in Rohini.



May 17, 2023 – Head constable dies by suicide in west Delhi

Source – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A head constable who was under suspension allegedly died by suicide at his residence in Mohan Garden on Tuesday, police said.

The 34-year-old cop was suspended following his alleged involvement in a criminal case last year. He had hanged himself. “His wife and two children were away at their native place,” an officer said.

May 20, 2023 – Engineer, 28, kills self over pressure to become a sati

SOURCE : Times of India

AHMEDABAD: A 28-year-old computer engineer committed suicide by jumping into the Sabarmati allegedly under duress after her in-laws kept pressuring her to become a sati (an ancient, outlawed practice of a widow immolating herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.)

Sangita Lakhra, a native of Bhilwada in Rajasthan, left a suicide note with details of the alleged harassment meted out to her by her in-laws following her husband’s death on February 10 last year.

Her father Ramesh Lakhra, 47, a grocery trader from Kim in Surat, filed a complaint with Sabarmati Riverfront (West) police accusing her mother-in-law and four others of domestic violence and abetting suicide. According to the complaint, she had been battling depression for a year.

Sangita went missing on May 10 and her body was fished out from the Sabarmati in the wee hours of May 11. She also left text and audio messages for her brother Nimesh, apologizing for the extreme step, said police sources.

A postgraduate in computer engineering, Sangita had moved to her maternal home in Surat after her husband’s death. She had also begun working at a mall in Vesu last month.

“Sangita left a suicide note in her diary in which she wrote that her mother-in-law, Kailash Devi Lakhara, and four other members of her in-laws’ family harassed her by asking her to become a Sati. She has written in the note that her in-laws used to tell her that she must become a Sati if she was a woman of good character,” states the FIR.

Sangita’s husband Vishnu Kumar, a developer from Rajsamand in Rajasthan, died in an accident on May 10, 2022.

She continued to live with her in-laws after the tragedy but fed up with being taunted for her husband’s death, she moved to her parents’ house in Surat, the complaint states. She was reeling under depression for around a year because of persistent harassment by her in-laws, the complaint adds.

In the last week of April, Sangita took up a job at a mall in the Vesu area of Surat. She went missing on May 10 after leaving home for her workplace. Her family members rushed to Ahmedabad after her last mobile phone location was traced to the city on May 10. Sangita’s body was fished out from the Sabarmati on May 11 after which her father filed an FIR against her mother-in-law and four others of her husband’s family.

It must be mentioned that the law against the long-abolished practice of Sati was made stringent in 1988 with The Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act of 1987.