SHILLONG, April 10: Helpless woman from a remote village in Mawsikar, West Khasi Hills district revealed (under forceful circumstances) her ordeal with her two children. All due to the mindless take of the village council and the ‘lolly-pop’ gesture showed by some social organizations.
The mother of two, identified as Jos Nonseij, said that she is homeless after her husband burnt down her house in the middle of the night when she was away staying with her parents.
The women, who had filed a FIR against her own violent husband, never received any justice, even as the mother of two pondered on his leeway. She claimed to have brought the issue of violence to the village council, yet there has been no reprieve to her ordeal inflicted by her husband identified as Sronling Lyngkhoi.
He owns a four wheeled truck and traverse within the areas that suits his commercial interest. Nongseij stated that her husband abused her during her pregncy which led to a miscarriage. Even the village administration didn’t not lend a hand to help.
S Lyngkhoi, who was a alleged habitual offender, physically abused his wife even after their separation. J Nongsiej approached the village authority, Trat Nonglang headman of the village but he refused to take up the matter, instead told her “she can always buy new materials and build a new house”.
J Nongsiej in here pursuit of justice went and sought help from Hynniewtrep tiol Achik Movement (HANM) women’s wing’s. The NGO extended help to the woman by giving her some clothes and CGI sheets, but ironically the HANM did not help the woman in filing an FIR report with the police.
With the determition, to voice her grievance to the concerned authority J Nongsiej on Friday said, “See this as another case to redress the experiences that exploited women have been going through.”
She said, “I had also lodged a complaint with the headman but he refused to help me as he was a close relative of my husband,” adding, “The headman only said that I can buy materials and rebuild the house.”