Incident Reports

Compliant filed against the gender based violence


Province 1, Sunsari, Barju, Ward 5

21-year-old Santoshi Mahato of Barju Rural Municipality-5 filed a complaint against her husband and mother-in-law on September 19 stating that they physically abused her. 

Santoshi Mahato married 24-year-old Pawan Mahato two years ago. The husband and the mother-in-law allegedly threw Santoshi and her infant daughter out of the house one week after getting married. Santoshi had given birth to her daughter Laxmi Mehta on July 31. After giving birth to a girl child, the victim's husband and mother-in-law physically assaulted her more than they used to. 

Mahato also added that she was assaulted even when she was pregnant. 

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Secondary Form Banishment/shunning
Weapons None
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 2
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth