Source: Task Force on Women and Violence, Oxfam
Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa
As per section 498(A) of India Penal Code, cruel behaviour with a married woman by her husband or any of his relatives is a heinous crime.
Beating her and making her starve are physical cruelty/torture.
Scolding her, teasing her and insulting her are mental torture.
The affected woman or any of her relatives can file a complaint against such behaviour.
The accused will get 3 years jail with fine for his/her cruel behaviour.