INSEC Provides Support To Domestic Violence Victim

  August 10, 2020 By: INSEC

INSEC Karnali Province Office, Surkhet has provided financial support to 23-year-old Puja Khanal, a victim of domestic violence of Birendranagar Municipality-3.

According to INSEC Human Rights Officer Som Prasad Chaudhary, 15,000 cash support was provided to Khanal on August 7 under the Civil Society Mutual Accountability: Human Rights Strengthening Program run by INSEC in Birendranagar.

According to Officer Chaudhary, advocate Geeta Koirala has also been provided Rs 5,000 cash on behalf of the victim Puja for advocating in her favour.

According to Chaudhary, the assistance was provided based on the request made by the victim to the Violence Watch Group formed by INSEC and the recommendation made after the joint monitoring by the Violence Watch Group and INSEC.

Handing over the money to the victim Puja, INSEC Province coordinator Narayan Subedi said that the financial support was provided to help the victim in the legal process.

Khanal informed that her husband and other family members had beaten her several times and the last time she was beaten and evicted from the house was on July 18, 2020.

According to Advocate Koirala, the victim has been living in a rented room with food and clothes provided by different people.

According to Koirala, a case has been filed against Puja’s husband Subash Chandra BK, 22, father-in-law Rukum Bahadur BK, mother-in-law Savitra BK, sisters-in-law Rukmani BK and Sapna BK and brother-in-law Rupendra Man BK in the District Court, Surkhet on July 7.

Durga Thapa