Inspite of daily protest and rallies against rape, torture and harassment of women, atrocities towards them are on the rise in Bikaner and surrounding areas.
Late on Tuesday night, a former tenant attacked on his elderly landlady Savitri Devi (70) and snatched a gold chain and purse from her. Manoj Kumar was tenant in the house of Savitri Devi and her husband Ratan Chand Jain residing in Bandra Baas area of Bikaner.
Reports said when Savitri Devi was alone in the house, Manoj Kumar entered and started talking to her badly. Later he attacked Savitri Devi with a wooden utensil and snatched a gold chain and purse and left her with severe injuries.
Hearing her cries, the neighbours gathered and reported the matter to the police and took Savitri Devi to the PBM Hospital. Kotegate police station SHO Govind Ram Meghwal said a case under sections 323, 341, 384 of the IPC has been registered against Manoj Kumar and further investigation is on.
In another case of atrocity, one Najma was thrown out of the house by her in-laws for not bringing dowry they had demanded. Najma was married to Saleem of Bigga Baas (Sri Dungargarh). Immediately after the marriage, the in-laws started torturing and harassing Najma for not bringing a handsome dowry. Ultimately she was thrown out of the house. Najma lodged a complaint with Sri Dungargarh police station, which registered a case under sections 498A, 406, 323 (co-read with section 120-B) against her husband Saleem and the her in-laws.
This article originally appeared on timesofindia