Joy Bose 23 February 2020
Section 498A of the IPC
498A. Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty.—Whoever, being the husband or the relative of the husband of a woman, subjects such woman to cruelty shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine.
Akshay 24 February 2020
Thank you for your question
According to sec2 of DV(Domestic Violence) Act,2005-The position of wife should be of an 'angrieved woman'.
The physical and mental harrassment should also be done with the very woman, and that mental/physical harrassment made by any of the person ie, Husband, any family member of that husband.
1.You can directly approach the Police station and tell them about the harrassment , if the police find it as cognizance then they will investigate it and police can register a case under 498a IPC.
2.If your case is strong enough and police is not taking any action for that , then you can directly approach the court, and can file a application under sec12 of domestic violence act and can file a case against the person who is doing such act.
Hope this will help you
Sandeep Srivastav 25 February 2020
Kavya Sreejith 13 May 2020
Mental cruelty is a flourishing ground for divorse and it includes verbal abuse. To know more about the same, you may read : https://www.lawyersclubindia.com/articles/what-are-the-factors-for-mental-cruelty-which-is-a-immediate-cause-for-divorce-10136.asp