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37 violence against women cases reported in Chitwan in prohibitory period


Nepalnews
2021 Jun 11, 16:18,
This undated image illustrates domestic violence. Photo courtesy: Alecska

Chitwan district has recorded 37 cases of violence against women,  girls and children during a prohibitory order enforced to control the second wave of COVID-19.

District Police Office, Chitwan’s spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Surya Bahadur Thapa said 15 women committed suicide, 13 were subjugated to domestic violence, three were raped, two faced rape attempts while each of the remaining cases is related to child marriage, murder, paedophilia and polygamy.

Thapa said violence against women continued to occur during the prohibitory and domestic violence are more likely during this period.

The Chitwan district administration has enforced the prohibitory order against the COVID-19 pandemic since April 30. 

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