IN THE COURT OF DISTRICT JUDGE,
IN THE MATTER OF:
IN THE MATTER OF:
W/O SHRI _______________
- SHRI ____________
- SHRI _______________
S/o late Shri ___________
- SMT ______________________
W/o SHRI _____________
APPLICATION UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE PROTECTION OF WOMEN FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT 2005 (43 of 2005)
MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH:
1. That the present application is being filed by the Complainant herein under Sections 12, 18 (d), (e) and (f), 19 (f), 20(i) b) and (d), 22 and 23 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
2. The numerous incidents of physical abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse committed by the Respondent on the Complainant are as described hereunder:
a) Marriage was solemnized between the Complainant and the Respondent No. 1 on ___________ at _____________________ according to Hindu Rites and ceremonies. Ever since, i.e. for the last ___ years, the Complainant has been suffering physical and mental abuse, pain, helplessness, unhappiness and anger on account of the Respondent No. 1 and his family. Eventually, being unable to bear with the trauma and agony, the Complainant fearing for her life, being destitute without any money and stridhan has been constrained to file the present complaint.
b) The Complainant had an arranged marriage with the Respondent No. 1. The parties come from very different backgrounds. The Complainant belongs to a closely knit family with a lot of family values and culture. On the other hand, the Respondent No. 1 belongs to a business family which is driven only by money and materialistic gains.
c) The Complainant and her parents at the time of marriage were made to believe that the Respondents were a very well to do family. Believing the Respondent No.1’s family, marriage was arranged between the parties. A lavish wedding was held at ________________ by the Complainant’s parents and all the demands of the Respondent No.1’s family as regards jewelry, household items, and other items for them as well as the relatives of the Respondent No.1 were met by the Complainant’s parents. However, the mother in law of the Complainant was not happy with the jewelry, household items, and other items and would constantly taunt and insult her and her parents for not getting the jewelry, household items, and items as per their standards and name in the society. The Complainant communicated her inhibitions about the Respondent’s family and in particular his mother to the Respondent No.1. However the Respondent No.1 never assured the Complainant that he would try to speak to his mother or reconcile the differences between the Complainant and his mother.
d) Soon after the marriage the Complainant realized that the Respondent No.1 was very aggressive, angry and wanted to control the Complainant in every respect. The Complainant was not given any space or freedom to do anything in the house and was specifically told that she can’t do a job, which the Complainant found very difficult to deal with but owing to the values given to her by her parents, she always made every effort to deal with the miserable situation and keep quiet for the peace of mind of her parents. The Complainant having no choice gave herself totally to the Respondent No.1 and his family and molded herself according to their ways, which was very different from her side of the family.
e) After the first year of marriage itself, the Respondent No.2, mother-in-law forced the Complainant to do all the household work without any support from her mother-in-law. It would be pertinent to point out that Respondent No.1 was doing extremely well and was earning well. He was running a business but he was always reluctant to provide any financial support to the Complainant despite being financially very well off.
f) The Complainant lived in a joint family. The Complainant’s in-laws made the Complainant do the entire household work. Respondent No. 1 and 2 made her ____________________________. The Complainant was forced to work even at the time of her pregnancy and the Respondent No.1 never bothered to care about the health or the state of the Complainant. He spent no time with her. The nine months were lonely and sorrowful. So much so that when the Complainant delivered her son _____, her mother in law was not happy as she wanted to get rid of the Complainant. She voiced this to the Complainant and made the Complainant feel that the child was unwanted and unwelcome into the family.
g) The Complainant on many occasions would cry after getting into bed because no one could understand the physical and mental pain she was being put through by the Respondent No.1. The Respondent No.1 never had time to listen and would only fight and argue when the Complainant tried to plead and talk to him. The Respondent would in his fits of rage physically and mentally abuse the Complainant on several occasions. The Complainant continued to tolerate this for the sake of her small child.
h) The Complainant always made efforts to please the Respondent No. 1 and his family. They all tolerated the Complainant as long as the Complainant played puppet in their hands, did what they wanted and lived how they wanted her to live. The Complainant did everything possible to make her marriage work and in the manner the Respondent No.1 and his family wanted. However, the Respondent No.1 was not caring towards the Complainant and never appreciated the efforts made by the Complainant to keep him and his family happy.
i) The Complainant lived in a joint house for 5 years after her marriage and her life was miserable due to the aggressive, indifferent, angry behavior of the Respondents and continuous insults, taunting, very cold and indifferent attitude of her in laws. The Complainant was always taunted by her in laws on the ground that her parents never gave them enough during the marriage and on other festivals and functions. The Complainant’s parents tried to keep them happy in every way at every occasion by gifting Complainant’s in-laws with expensive gifts or cash but they were never satisfied.
j) On or about ________________ the Complainant was beaten up by her in–laws and at that time she was pregnant with her first Child, the Complainant was even thrown out of her in-laws House. The Complainant called up her father who came and took the Complainant to their house. The Complainant stayed at her parents house for one and a half month and in between the Respondent No 1 or his family members did not bother to call or reconcile with the Complainant. After a lot of persuasion by the father of the Complainant the respondent finally agreed to take the Complainant in to their house.
k) The Complainant states that the Respondent No.1 had a grave drinking problem and as a result, he drank alcohol very heavily. He had no control over his drinking. The Respondent No.1 would get drunk, get loud and abusive in the dirtiest of abuses, throw up, pass out, get violent, spit on the Complainant and make life hell for the Complainant. The Respondent No.1 never bothered about their son and would become abusive physically and become totally uncontrollable in front of their child. The Complainant’s requests and pleadings to drink within limits were met with angry and violent physical backlash and opposition from the Respondent No.1. The Respondent No.1 treated the Complainant with extreme cruelty.
l) The Complainant states that when the Respondent gets into a rage he completely loses his control, is abusive and violent and becomes like a demon, and till today he continues with this behavior. After ____________, there was no control over this and it became a regular feature with the Respondent No.1 to become physically abusive and violent and even abuse the Complainant in front of the minor son and in public. The Complainant got no help or support from her parents in law i.e. Respondent No.2 & 3 and on the contrary, they encouraged and sided with the Respondent No.1 and wanted the Complainant to cooperate with this animal behavior and live with it without complaining or talking about it to her family. The Respondent No.1’s parents discouraged her from telling her parents about these incidents by saying that this would further annoy the Respondent No.1 and disturb the peace of the family. The Respondent No.1’s parents kept on repeating every other day and the Complainant did not know who to turn to for support and help as her in laws felt the Respondent’s No. 1’s behavior was normal and took the mental and physical abuse very lightly and did not bother to speak to the Respondent No.1 to change his behavior towards the Complainant.
m) The Complainant was constantly living in fear of her life as the Respondent is strong physically and has a bad temper, was aggressive, loud and completely unpredictable in his reaction to the situation. The Respondent No.1 would openly threaten the Complainant that he would physically harm her in such a manner that she would repent her whole life. The Complainant did not want to trouble her parents. The Complainant could not share her grief with anyone and continued to give in to the Respondent No.1’s demands in the hope that things would get better and peace would come to the family.
n) The Respondent No.1 not only picked up fights and quarrels with the Complainant but also fought with the Complainant’s father brother and family publicly, which brought huge embarrassment, shame and agony to the Complainants. The Complainant’s plea to the Respondent No.1, to not fight with the Complainant’s family was of no avail. The Respondent No.1’s unreasonable and abnormal behavior continued to increase with the passage of time and he started to threaten her for life by saying would slash her throat while she was sleeping.
- o) The relationship between the parties became more estranged. The Respondent No.1 continued with his assault, physical, emotional abuse and they were like strangers living under the same roof. Things have become so bad that the Complainant had to call her father on several occasions to control the situation and prevent further physical abuse at the hands of the respondent No.1 in presence of Respondent No.2 & 3.
p) That Complainant had in the span of ___ years of marriage got ___ abortions done. The Respondent use to come drunk to the house late at night and would by force without the wish of the Complainant get physical with the Complainant, resulting into making the Complainant pregnant and then without even consulting the Complainant by force get the said abortions done.
q) That on or about _____ the Respondent again got physical with the Complainant resulting in her again getting pregnant and when the Respondent went for another abortion the doctor refused for the said abortion as the body of the Complainant was not in the state to take up one more abortion hence on advise of the doctor the Complainant requested the Respondent not to abort the second Child.
r) That on ________ when the Complainant was three- four month pregnant the respondent No 1 along with his family members fought with the Complainant and even beat him up, the Complainant in fear called up her father at ______ in the night and the father of the Complainant came and took the Complainant back with her to his house. The Complainant even filed a case in the C W Cell against the respondent but had to withdraw the same as she was pregnant and she was advised rest.
s) That on _________ the Complainant left the house of the Respondent and till ___________ no one from the side of the respondent came to meet the Complainant or even gave a call to ask about her health as she was pregnant. That during this period the Complainant gave birth to the second Son _____________. But still the Respondent No1 or his family member did not come to see the child and it was finally on _____________ that after one more round of talks between the father of the Complainant and the Respondent No. 1 that the Respondent No. 1 agreed to take the Complainant into the house of the Respondents.
t) That after _________ when the Complainant came back to the house of the respondent the Drinking habits of the Respondent No 1 increased, the Respondent No 1 use to come drunk late at night and use to even drink in the room. The physical torture of the Respondent No 1 increased with passage of time.
u) The Complainant could not tolerate the torture, cruelty and behavior of the Respondents any more. The Respondents made no efforts to check upon the Complainant or her son throughout this period who was under such a mental stress and trauma at such a tender age.
v) On the contrary the Respondent No.1 and Respondent No.2 on a daily basis shout and hurl verbal abuses to the Complainant and her family.
w) On ___________the Respondents again abused the Complainant and finally, fed up with all this the Complainant on ___________________ left the house of the Respondents and till date has been staying with her parents. The Complainant felt too scared and confused and even more helpless while she was at her in-laws house.
x) The respondent No.1 and his family has taken all the valuable belonging of the Complainant. The details of which were filled before the CW Cell and the same are Annexed as Annexure ___.
y) That the Complainant submits that the expenses of the Complainant and the sons is as follows:-
(i) School Fees of Son: Rs ,000/- per month
(ii) Household expenses like food, clothing, cleaning etc.: Rs ,000/- per month
(iii) Transportation Expenses: Rs ,000/- per month
(iv) Personal and medical expenses of the Complainant and her sons: Rs ,000/- per month
The Complainant as such requires Rs ,000/- per month to support herself and her children.
z) The respondent No.1 is earning handsomely. The exact figures are not known to the Complainant. With the view to avoid paying maintenance and supporting the Complainant and children he is making excuses that he is not working anywhere.
aa) In ___ years, the Complainant has selflessly given in this relationship emotionally, physically, mentally, monetarily and demanded nothing but self-respect, support and love which she was deprived off. The Respondent has provided the Complainant with no financial security. The Complainant’s entire jewellery was in possession of the Respondent No.1 and his family which the Respondent No.1 and his family has refused to hand back. The Complainant has no Fixed Deposit or property in her name. This has further added to the Complainant’s insecurities, depression and frustrations.
bb)The Complainant today is left with no self-respect, no self-esteem, no confidence, no money and everything has been taken away from her. The Complainant is mentally and emotionally shattered today. The Complainant is unable to look after her child as such she has no choice but to fall on her parents for financial support. The provision for the basics needs like food, clothing, education is being provided from the money being given by the Complainant’s father and brother.
cc) The Complainant has suffered immense pain and hurt from the Respondents. The Complainant has not slept one night in peace for as long as she can remember. The Complainant is mentally, physically and emotionally scarred/drained and she is unable to carry on anymore like this.
dd)It is submitted that the Respondent No.1 is having sufficient means but despite that is neglecting and refusing to maintain the Complainant and the minor sons. Complainant is unable to maintain herself or her sons. The addresses of the sisters of the Respondent No 1 are not known to the Complainant and the Respondent No. 1 may be directed to provide the same so that they can be made a party to this petition.
ee) It is prayed that the Hon’ble Court may take cognizance of the Domestic Incident and pass the following orders, as deemed necessary in the circumstances of the present case.
(i) Protection Order under Section 18
Prohibiting acts of domestic violence by granting an injunction against the Respondents from:
(ii) Monetary reliefs under Section 20
(A) Rs. 0,000/- per month towards maintenance for herself and her children
(B) Rs. 0,000/- towards litigation expenses
(iii) Compensation order under Section 22
(a) Direct the Respondent to pay and amount of Rs. ____ lakhs towards compensation for damages under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.
(iv). Interim Relief under Section 23
a) In the light of the above mentioned facts and circumstances of the case and the fact that the Complainant is completely without the basic necessities of food, maintenance and shelter and has no means to survive and hence an exparte ad interim order for grant of maintenance of Rs. 0,000/- be granted in favour of the Complainant.
b) The Complainant all through out her married life has been treated by the Respondents with utmost cruelty both mental and physical, and has a prime facie case in her favour. It is further stated that the Respondenst have committed numerous acts of domestic violence and is entitled to protection under the present act from the respondent by the police otherwise grave prejudice and harm would be caused to the Complainant and her minor daughter
v). Details of previous litigation, if any
a) A Complaint filed by Complainant before the C W Cell on which an FIR has been registered. Copy of which is annexed as Annexure____.
b) An application filed by Complainant under Section 125 of CrPC for maintenance. Copy of the same is annexed herewith as Annexure _____.
vi). The Complainant is residing within the local limit of jurisdiction of this Hon’ble Court and hence, this Hon’ble Court has the jurisdiction to entertain the present petition.
It is most respectfully prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased to :-
(b) Pass all such orders or any of the order as deem fit and proper under section 18, 20, 22 & 23 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
(c) Hon’ble Court may please to direct the Respondent to pay and amount of Rs. _________ lakhs towards compensation for damage u/s 22 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005.
(d) pass an exparte ad interim order under Section 23 as mentioned in Para 4 of the application.
(e) Pass such other Order (s) as this Hon’ble Court may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.
Verified at Delhi on this day of , __________ that the contents of the complaint are true and correct to the Complainant’s knowledge and belief to be true on the basis of legal advice received by the Complainant and the last Para is the prayer clause of the Complainant.
36 replies on “Domestic Violence Section 12 Complaint Format”
wife living with her parents for last 8 months after delivery of male child at her own wish, now she file a case u/s12 domestic voilence, what to do and also file case u/s 125 maintaince , this is nothing just pure blackmailing
Seek restitution of conjugal rights immediately.
Hello Sir, I got married 03 months ago and since than my husband has beaten me several times and abusing me on daily basis. In addition, he has tried to trap me in false allegation also, in front of his family. I have complained to his father about his animal behaviour but all are in his support.
My parents went to his house to make him understand and he has promised too, that he would not repeat this practice of beating again but all in vain.
He has not even taken care of my health condition and forced me to share the Bed with him, many a times. He has even not paid attention on my basic needs likewise clothing, medicine etc. In front of public (Others) he become innocent but he is cruel in behaviour in private. He has tortured me fully in all his senses.
He is uneducated even though I knew this fact, before marriage also but our marriage was based on mutual interest, i.e., I’m an educated girl on my bases he can go on ‘Dependent Visa’ to foreign land. For this purpose, I went for Medical but he didn’t come and demanded that I should first come to his house and than he would proceed with it Only. He threats me that he would take action against me that I have not attended Medical even though I was there and he didn’t.
Now, I’m at my parents house and living with them. I’m jobless and have to live on my parents expenditure. He has not given my any sort of Monetary support and nothing is on my name though he hails from a rich family. I was being treated like a Slave there.
I don’t want to live with him and also I want to ensure that he would pay for my damage.
My Dreams of Higher Studies and better future are shattered.
I’m in Need. Please Advice.
Thanks in Advance.
Hello, there are several options available to you. You can lodge complaint under domestic violence and seek maintenance and protection, you may also charge him under criminal law and also seek divorce. Kindly mail me to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
Falls FIR in 10 july 2012 she file complaint DV act 2005 u/s 12 in 2014 it is viable if not pleas give judgment & procedure .
Seek help from local lawyer.
I have filed a petition for nullity of marriage in Family court. I have intimate local police officials and police officials of her fathers residence place with letter and copy of petition regarding possibility of filing false complaint and all. My case is pending in family court & she apply for transfer of petition in a high court with very false allegation including Domestic Voilence, Maintainance etc.
My question is whether she will suucced to launch false complaint under d/v act after transfer of petiton?
Is Hindu Marriage Act & Hindu Maintance & adoption act, D/v act are the weapon and husbands are the hopeless in present scenario?
what would ne the maintance criteria as I am unemployed and she also unemployed but financially very sound than my family.
Please suggest me. Sometimes I feel to die due to this helplessness…………..
Application under section 12 is made to district judge or to a megistrate?
not to district judge but magistrate
is the victim’s perents can register a complaint for domestic violance ?
sir, shall we ask for transfer of dvc case and 498/a on single application, kindly sent format
Date is manadatory on the verification part ? Can we dismiss the petition without mentioning the date on the verification part ? Kindly suggest further
hello sir i know a aged lady who has been abused by her husband very badly every time can i file a case against that man under this act plz suggest me wht cani do and what wil be required
If you are a witness to the offence then you can file complaint on behalf of the victim with the nearest police station or protection officer.
I AM RESIDENT OF MEERUT CITY UP
MY DAUGHTER MARRIAGE WAS DONE ON 12 JUN 2015
I GAVE APPROX 12 LAKHS RUPPEES TO THE FAIMILY OF MY SON INLOW FOR PURCHASING FURNITURE CAR & GOLD
NOW MY DAUGHTER IS BEING HARRASSED BY MY SON INLOW & HIS FAMILY MEMBERS
THEY WANT DIVORCE SO THAT GET ANOTHER MARRIAGE
MY DAUGHTER DO NOT WANT DIVORCED
SHE WANT TO LIVE WITH HER HUSBAND IF NOT THEN HE SHOUD PAY HIS HALF SALARY TOWARDS HER LIVING EXPENCE
KINDLY SUGGEST REMADY
sir, my want wife do dv against my mother,
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1 – on 24_9_2015, I took my daughter to her matrimonial home to leave her there. But, my son-in-law & his parents did not allow us to that home. Instead, they three together, abused-attacked – assaulted us severely & threw us out brutally. Next, they breibed the police to lodge a FIR against us “we four I.e.Father-Mother & Two Daughters Abused-Attacted-Assaulted them”.
The incident happened on 24-09-2015.
Due to the Fear of the consequence of FIR we did not lodge complaints against them individually or collectively.
Can we lodge lindividually, now ?
Is there any time limit for lodging such complaints ?
2 – What action can be taken against the police, who interfered into our family issue & sent us out of that matrimonial home of my daughter ?
Please, advice & enlighten us.
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Pl. let me know, on this application, the signature of the representing Advocate is not required?
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The applicant ie my wife is a govt. employee at Chandigarh,and also resides at Chandigarh. The marriage took place at Panchkula, and she filed complaint under section 498 A IPC in Panchkula Police Station, which after investigation was found false. As before marriage she was the resident of Jalandhar, and no cause of action was ever taken place at Jalandhar, she filed an application under section 12 of PWDVA 2005 before the Distt Judge, Jalandhar by giving the address of her parents,although she never resided at Jalandhar after marriage and, presently, is residing at Chandigarh. Can she file an application at Jalandhar? Please advise.
If the residence is only for the sake of filing the Complaint and she does not really reside there at Jalandhar then it should be brought to the notice of the court for lack of jurisdiction during first hearing. However, she can definitely file in Jalandhar and the court will decide the matter based on facts. If you need any further assistance, email me to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck,
may others be alleged by complainant except husband
Yes, other family members can also be included in the complaint.
hello sir i m student i want to file complain against my father for abusing me n my family (mother, sister and brother) for no reason. after completing my b.com i was sitting at home coz of him ..i was asking for my studies but he did nothing now it has been 2 yrs n now i got some job that time also he didn’t allowed me to join. All the time he use bad language for no reason for stupid thing although we use to do nothing i have no friends i have no one to handle him,no relatives and all not only dis but he try to kill us many times he broke moms hands n says he will kill us or he will die. dnt know exactly wats goin on many times we asked him if u want to go n live alone go live alone but he says nothing. he abuse us and harass us. plz tell me what to do?? its urgent
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Hello, I don’t want to reveal my name. I am a woman & had a love marriage on 14th February 2013. But after 3 months of marriage my husband started to beat me & abuse me & he left his job also. I became pregnant in just 3 months only. Now I have 3 & half year old daughter. But still my husband is not working anywhere. I am working woman. I am running my entire house, taking care of my daughter, her food, school all. And he is doing nothing, sitting idol at home. If I ask about his job. he ask me to leave me my job. Then he will only start to work. Finally I have decided to file a divorce against him. But he may harass me mentally by continuously calling me on my company mobile number. I may catch me on my way to office as he knows my office building.
And ask me to come back to home. please advise how can I go further.
Hi. If you can email me to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can have a discussion about this.
Very nice draft for protection of women from d.v.act
An exhaustive description of how the complaint should be made covering all aspects of the law involved meticulously.
A case of domestic violence is to file
before the court of Judicial Magistrate not before District Judge as it is stated U/S 12 of the PWDV act 2005.
Thank you Mr. Ghosh for that clarification.
Thanks. very nice drafting of the Application.