LALITPUR, June 5: The cases of domestic violence against men have also gone up in Lalitpur district of late.
According to Metropolitan Police Range Office, Lalitpur, as many as 143 cases of domestic violence have been registered in the period of 10 months.
According to Chanchala Shrestha, chief of Women and Children Service Center, many cases among those registered are related to violence against women. Shrestha has said that the cases related to disputes between husbands and wives have dramatically increased.
Among those registered, most of them have been registered by the victims from lower class and uneducated families.
The cases range from the complaints of being deprived of clothes and foods by husbands to being deprived of citizenships and registration of death of birth of newborns to cases related to polygamy.
The availability of Internet and the access to mobile technology have also given rise to the cases of domestic violence. A trend of ‘living together’ is another cause for giving rise to cases of domestic violence, said Shrestha.
Unlike before, men have also lodged complaints for being victimized by their wives, according to Shrestha.