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How do I help my sister who is harassed mentally and sometimes physically by her husband and in-laws?

Asked by Female, 25, Single
my sister married for five years and from the starting there was some minor issues in her marriage but from a year its increasing day by day. Her in-laws and husband harass her mentally and some time physically also. But after some family pressure from our end he stops the physical violence. She has a child but her husband does not take care them both economically and emotionally. He asks her to take her part in our family land which we have. He always threatened her to leave after seven years so that we can not file a dowry case and so many other issues. When she was pregnant he left her in our home and we took care of her. Now she is living with him, but he never give her money for daily expenses. So she started working in a local school for living. He continue torture her mentally saying he will not physically damage her so that she can not file a case of domestic violence as well.
Thumb sneha jayagopal

Dear Anjana, thank for writing to us. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help. According to the law for protection against domestic violence, a case for cruelty can be filed. Taunting, demoralizing and putting down the woman with the intention of causing mental torture is considered cruelty by law.
But to understand the situation better can you tell me more about why exactly your sister's in-laws and husband treat her this way? Also tell me what you would like to accomplish here.
If your sister is being treated so terribly then I wonder what her intentions are.. How is she coping so far?
Please message back to continue discussing. Regards

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