Helpline for women facing domestic violence starts

Helpline for women facing domestic violence starts

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 25

In a unique initiative aimed at mitigating the woes of women facing domestic violence during lockdown, the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate has started the facility of online counselling helpline for such women through teleconferencing.

Divulging the details, the Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said due to lockdown the complaints regarding domestic violence against women have surged. Hence to redress such complaints and ensure the safety and security of the women, the city police have constituted a special panel under Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) D Sudharvizhi.

A Sub-Inspector rank officer Monica Arora would be heading the panel with two Assistant Sub-Inspectors Asha Kiran and Suman Bala. Besides, three psychiatrists Dr Jasbir Kaur, Dr Sarabjit Singh and Rajbeer Kaur would also be holding the counselling of the complainant.

Bhullar said due to the lockdown it was not possible for the complainant to move easily and register a case, so this decision was taken on Monday by the Commissionerate Police. If any woman complaints about her problem to the Commissionerate, then this panel would contact her on the phone. The CP further added that through conference call the panel would undertake counselling of the aggrieved woman.

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