A 24-year-old woman in Vadodara (Gujarat) suffered spinal injuries and was hospitalized after her husband allegedly turned violent and assaulted her as she repeatedly defeated him in an online ludo game. This case also reached the 181 Abhayam helpline. The couple was counseled after this. The husband apologized after the incident and the woman, a typical Indian wife. did not register a complaint against him.
How did it happen?
The woman, a tuition teacher wanted her husband to stay indoors instead of stepping out of the house. So, she shared the idea of playing an online ludo game.
The woman’s husband agreed to play the game. He lost his temper when he was defeated by his wife thrice. Furious after losing, the man started arguing with his wife and when it was escalated, he started assaulting his wife.
After the incident, the woman was rushed to an Orthopedic surgeon. Meanwhile, the case also reached the 181 Abhayam helpline. After the necessary treatment, the woman took the decision of going to her parents’ home instead of returning to her husband.
A counsellor of Abhayam told The Times of India,
“But before that (going to her parents’ home), she wanted to go to her home to collect some documents. We then counseled them both. ”
Project coordinator Chandrakant Makwana said that the counselors give the victims two options – either lodge a complaint or settle the issue.