It is said God couldn’t be everywhere, so he made a Mother in every home. But the below story reported from Punjab, not just shocks us, but disturbs us beyond words as well.
The Court of Gaurav Dutta, Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Dera Bassi, ordered registration of an FIR against a mother under Sections 7, 8, 11,12,12 and 14 under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act, 2012 (POCSO).
- The complainant Chaitanya Mahendru is a resident of Gill colony, Jalandhar
- He got married to Jyoti Dogra on November 8, 2015 and its was their second marriage
- Jyoti gave birth to a male child on August 13, 2016 at Paras Bliss Hospital, Panchkula
- According to Chaitanya, while scan and other tests were done during his wife’s pregnancy, she never shared any medical record or test report with him
- The complainant stated that Jyoti concealed the fact that her habit of drinking and smoking could cause threat to an unborn child
- Mahendru said that on August 15, 2016 Jyoti wanted to see the baby boy who was under an observation at the hospital
- He alleged that his wife (Jyoti) started wondering about the baby’s genital organs
- After getting discharged from the hospital, Jyoti started living with her parents at Zirakpur
- The father alleged that he was never allowed to meet his child since then
- As per a tweet by Save Indian Family (SIF) Chandigarh, Chaitanya was also arrested in May 2018, by Zirakpur police, which they claimed to be ‘illegal’
Why illegal arrest of #ChaitanyaMahendru by zeerakpur SHO.
Guidelines f Hon’ble Supreme Court and notice u/s 41a f CrPC not served before arrest.
Complete violation f Arnesh Kumar & Rajesh Sharma Judgements f SC.
Are we above law @PunjabPolice @SSP_SASNagar @capt_amarinder
— SIF Chandigarh (@sifchandigarh) May 13, 2018
The above allegations are still common. What became extremely horrifying are the following charges levied by Chaitanya on his wife Jyoti. The husband and also the father of the male child alleged that his wife recorded an objectionable video, wherein she was seen fondling with the baby’s organs.
Mahendru alleged that he had lodged a written complaint with the police and administration, but to no avail.
I had sought action, but since the police failed to lodge an FIR, I took a legal recourse.
- The court observed that acts of minor fondling in a video and that too with such language as described in mischievous manner are against the concept of motherly fondling
- Therefore, the offence defined under Section 7 of the (POCSO Act) is clearly spelled out from the complaint
- Going by the petition filed by the complainant, the court directed the Zirakpur SHO Gurcharan Singh to register an FIR against the mother
The SHO said on the directions of the court, the police have registered an FIR under relevant sections of the POCSO Act against Jyoti.
The above case has been published from Tribune India.com