Abid Hussain Wani
Early Times Report
doda, June 12: A woman has been brutally beaten up and tortured by her in-laws in Thathri of Doda district, reports said.
Tanveer Ahmed Ganai, son of Abdul Karim Ganai, a resident of Phagsoo Thathri, married second time in 2016. He has three children from first wife, and after his second marriage, reports said, he started torturing his first wife and the three children.
Some local residents said accused Tanveer and his parents of torturing his first wife on routine basis. "Everyday we hear cries from their home. They treat their first daughter-in-law like a beast," reports quoted the residents as saying. The residents also alleged that Tanveer, with help of his parents, tried to kill his first wife.
Meanwhile, a local body, Seerat Committee, Phagsoo, has announced to socially boycott the family of Tanveer. Talking to Early Times, a member of the committee asked: "What is the fun of framing laws for protection of women when people like Tanveer are not arrested for behaving inhumanly with their wives and daughters-in-law."
"Are poor girls exempted from receiving protection from domestic violence, rapes and murder," the residents asked. "Tanveer's first wife is crying for justice, but none of the so-called reformers is coming forward to help her because she is poor and helpless."
The residents asked the civil and police administration to come to the rescue of Tanveer's first wife before it's too late.
When contacted, a police official at Thathri police station said that preliminary investigation is going and they will soon lodge a FIR against the accused.