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COVID-19 update: Domestic violence cases rise in country amid lockdown

COVID-19 update: Domestic violence cases rise in country amid lockdown

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 March 2020 12:25 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: The current 21-day lockdown has caused an increase in domestic violence cases in the country.

"The number has increased. Men are frustrated sitting at home and are taking out that frustration on women. This trend is especially seen in Punjab from where we have received many such complaints," said Rekha Sharma, chairperson, National Commission for Women (NCW).

Those in distress can reach out here:

https://twitter.com/NCWIndia/status/1243967867583737856

So far, 58 complaints have been received on email, Sharma informed.

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