Under the Domestic Violence Act, injuries that are covered include physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, and economic abuse inflicted upon the aggrieved person. Here are the main categories of injuries covered:
- Physical Injuries: Any form of physical harm or injury inflicted upon the aggrieved person, such as hitting, punching, slapping, kicking, burning, strangling, or any other act causing bodily harm.
- Sexual Injuries: Non-consensual sexual acts, forced sexual intercourse, or any other sexual abuse that violates the aggrieved person’s autonomy and dignity.
- Verbal and Emotional Injuries: Verbal abuse, threats, intimidation, and humiliation that inflict emotional distress and psychological harm on the aggrieved person.
- Economic Injuries: Controlling or withholding financial resources, depriving the aggrieved person of economic independence, and restricting access to financial assets or employment opportunities.
- Social Injuries: Preventing the aggrieved person from engaging with friends, family, or social activities, isolating them from their support network, and undermining their social standing.
- Stalking and Harassment: Repeatedly following, monitoring, or harassing the aggrieved person, either physically or through electronic means.
It’s important to note that the Domestic Violence Act aims to protect the aggrieved person from all forms of abuse and violence within the domestic environment, irrespective of the nature of injuries inflicted. If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, it is crucial to seek help, support, and legal remedies available under the Act.