Domestic Violence By Family

My brother was violent and abusive towards me and my sister and my mother condoned it by saying he was a big brother. When I was 10, he beat up my sister and caused her suicide. Then he would abuse me and even broke my nose but my mother thought it w... Read More

My brother was violent and abusive towards me and my sister and my mother condoned it by saying he was a big brother. When I was 10, he beat up my sister and caused her suicide. Then he would abuse me and even broke my nose but my mother thought it was normal- and I was too small to know about police formality and father was staying separate from us. When I grew up, there were issues- if I wanted to go out with friends or even go out to spend my salary, I was abused by my brother. If I lost my temper, my parents would lock me up in Masina hospital. In 2014 my brother caused stress to my father by tying a handkerchief round his neck for our residential property. Now my father is paralytic and cannot file a complaint. My brother still abuses with and takes my bank passbook and business cards and other things. I filed a police complaint, but nothing came out of it. What can I do now?
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Team Legistify

  • Sector-1, Noida

The Domestic Violence Act, 2005, makes provisions for the protection of women from violence from any kind of domestic relationship including family members living together. You may take the help of the top Criminal lawyers in India to file a complaint against your brother for domestic violence.

Under the DV Act, a complaint may be filed against the following individuals:

  • The husband  or male partner who has been in a domestic relationship with the victim
  • Any relatives of the husband or the male partner.
  • Any male or female relatives of the male partner.

Under the DV Act, a domestic violence complaint can be made by the following:

  • The victim of domestic violence herself can obviously make the compliment.
  • Anyone who happens to believe that someone has been or is being subject to domestic violence can approach a protection officer.

Hence, if you are not being able to file the complaint by yourself, you must approach a good criminal lawyer at the earliest to file the complaint on your behalf.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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