Incident Reports

Wife lodges complaint of domestic violence against her husband


Province 3, Dhading, Nilakantha, Ward 12

Santoshi Gauli, a 25-year-old resident of Nilkantha Municipality-12, Dhading,  lodged a complaint accusing her 32-year-old husband Kapil Bhatta of burning her with a hot iron while she was sleeping on June 4. The victim has now left her husband's home and took shelter in a safe house saying that her husband had been beating and attempting to murder her for the past two years. A health check-up of the victim was conducted at Dhading Hospital, on June 6.

The victim stated that she called Nepal Police on the day of the incident and requested assistance, but the police did not take the matter seriously, implying it was a husband-wife dispute. Previously, on December 30, 2020, the victim filed a complaint with the District Police Office in Dhading, alleging that her husband attempted to murder her, but no action was taken.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Fire
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Youth Injured 1