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Definition of aggrieved person in the Domestic Violence Act

Shivendra Pratap Singh


High Court Lucknow

Article | Domestic Violence

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Published on: 26 Jan, 2023

In the context of the Domestic Violence Act, an aggrieved person is an individual who has been subjected to domestic violence by a family member or a person with whom they have been in a domestic relationship. This can include physical, emotional, sexual, or economic abuse, and can also include threatening behavior, harassment, and damage to property. The aggrieved person may be a spouse, partner, parent, child, or other family member, or a person who is or has been in an intimate relationship with the perpetrator.

Section 2(a) of the DV Act defines aggrieved person as: “aggrieved person” means any woman who is, or has been, in a domestic relationship with the respondent and who alleges to have been subjected to any act of domestic violence by the respondent;


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