A female sub-inspector of the Delhi Police has accused her husband of domestic violence and posted a video on Twitter regarding the alleged harassment.
In the video posted on Twitter, sub-inspector Doli Tevathia stated that she is presently on maternity leave. She claimed that her husband, who is an advocate, constantly abuses her and frequently beats her up.
“From past several months i am facing this abuse constantly. Mr Tarun Dabas is an advocate and says no one can arrest him. please ensure action,” the sub-inspector said in the Twitter post.
“The police are forced to seek help on Twitter! I am issuing notice to the Delhi Police; strict action should be taken. If the police are not safe then how will the common women be safe?” she questioned.
Tevathia also added that her family has been trying to file a complaint since November but the Delhi Police didn't take her complaints. She and her family have filed three complaints against Dabas so far only in December.
In the purported video, Dabbas can be seen trying to first damage the car parked outside her mother's home and when Tevathia tries to stop him, he pushed her away and later go into fisticuffs with her. He also pushed her away on several occasions thought she is pregnant.
Tevathia informed that Dabbas and his family have been demanding dowry and harassing the family for the same.
The police have now booked Dabas under sections of voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint, mischief (causing damage) and criminal intimidation based on a complaint filed by the SI and her brother Sumit Kumar.
In the complaint, Kumar alleged Dabas assaulted him as well on several occasions in September. “I was attacked on September 4 by Dabas and the 5-7 goons he brought with him. I made PCR calls and was somehow saved by police. A complaint in this regard was also given to the office of the Joint Commissioner of Police, Rohini, New Delhi… I asked police to ensure my and my family’s safety… On September 11, Dabas brought nearly 15 goons along with him in three cars and tried to attack me and my family at my home. I again… called for the police help".
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken suo moto cognizance of a video posted and written to Delhi Police.
The commission has sought a detailed action taken report and a copy of the FIR from the Delhi Police and also asked for details of the accused.
The DCW notice read, “If no accused has been arrested in the matter, please provide a reason for the same,” said the commission.
The commission also enquired whether the woman or her family had submitted any complaint against the man. “If yes, please provide a copy of the same along with details of action taken thereon,” it further said.
DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal also retweeted the video and stated that the sub-inspector’s husband has been fighting with her for many months but no action was taken.