quesDaughter harassed by her husband and in-laws. What options available?

Daughter married last yr.her husband drinks and harass her regularly.her inlaws also support their son. she is wth us since 4 months.now her husband threates her to come otherwise he will divorce. Also he sent dirty msges Please.advice what to do.Mediation in lokadalat,appln for restitution or FIR with police Please.advice.

  • ans

    According to your statement, your daughter is not safe at husband's place. So we suggest that you should, firstly lodge a FIR at the nearest police station under section 498 A, and  thereafter file a case under Domestic Violence Act.  

    Assuming you are Hindus,

    If your daughter wants to stay with him then you can file an petition under Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act.

    If she desires divorce  then she can file divorce petition under Section 13(1) of the Hindu Marriage Act and seek divorce on the grounds of cruelty


  • ansIf the behavior of your daughters husband and in-laws is very rude towards her and if she thinks that she can't manage and not comfortable in living with her husband and in-laws then all the options are open for her she can file a police complaint against her husband and her-in-laws. and if she choose to file a police complaint they themselves will refer your case to mediation center. your daughter can also file a case under domestic violence act and can also demand maintenance.

    Advocate Ankur Aggarwal

      Uday Park, Delhi

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