Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Husband arrested for assault

GANGTOK, 24 Mar: The Ranipool police have arrested a man on charges of having assaulted his wife. Along with the main accused Tika Ram Subba [40], the police have also arrested his two sons for assault on the family members of his wife.
According to reports, the complainant, the 26 year old second wife of the accused, a resident of Gyalshing had married Tika Ram about 6 months ago and shifted to Ranipool. However, as per her allegations, soon after the marriage she was subjected to physical assaults on various occasions by her husband. However no complaints had been filed then.
On 23 March, her family members came to visit and enquire over her well being. It is alleged that in the course of the visit her family members were assaulted upon by Tika Ram, his two sons [from his previous marriage] and also some villagers.

As a result of the complaint, the police have arrested Tika Ram and his two sons. All have been arrested for assault and causing injuries. However, none of the sections relating to domestic violence have been invoked by the police. 

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