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Domestic violence on the rise in Cyberabad

Published: 2nd Sep 2021 1:09 am

Hyderabad: From violent to alcoholic husbands, complaints on various types of domestic violence are reaching the Domestic Violence Immediate Response Teams (Dial-100 Teams) of the Cyberabad Police. In just four months from April to July, the teams have received 1,460 complaints from women.

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Of the complaints, the highest were of domestic violence, numbering 456, while complaints against alcoholic husbands were 341. There were 36 complaints of sexual harassment as well that were lodged with the DVIR teams.

The six teams, dedicated to curb domestic violence against women and children, were launched by the Cyberabad Police in June last year. Each team has a Assistant Sub-inspector or Head Constable or Senior Police Constable as a team charge and one female officer and work round-the-clock. According to the police, the complaints were received through various means, including those routed from the Control Room, direct calls and through police stations. All the complaints have been acted upon and disposed based on merit, officials said.

While 22 cases were registered, including 12 First Information Reports and 10 petty cases, the remaining petitions were disposed of by giving a warning, counselling, referring to the Bharosa Centre or the local police station. A total of 121 men addicted to alcohol were counselled in the presence of their parents or spouses. Most of the victims appreciated the good work done by the teams, officials said.

Cyberabad Police requested women facing domestic violence, teasing, stalking or any other atrocity to approach the Dial 100 Teams, Miyapur: 9490617296, Rajendranagar: 9490617295, Jagadgirigutta: 9490617298, Narsingi: 9490617428, Jeedimetla: 9490617274, Mailardevpally: 9490617396 or counsellors: 9666466118 or Dial 100 for assistance.

 

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