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    Published On : Fri, May 12th, 2017

    Delhi HC hears domestic abuse case against AAP’s Somnath Bharti

    Somnath Bharti
    New Delhi:
    AAP MLA Somnath Bharti used to harass and beat his wife, say the Delhi police to the High Court which is hearing a domestic violence case against him.

    The former Delhi law minister was chargesheeted for alleged offences of attempt to murder and cruelty to his wife in a domestic violence case lodged by her last year.

    It has alleged that Bharti had tried to endanger the life of an unborn child which his wife Lipika Mitra was carrying by unleashing his dog on her.

    “The accused unleashed his dog on the complainant (Lipika) which bit her badly, it is pertinent to mention that the complainant was in an advance stage of pregnancy and she being further diabetic, the act by the accused not only was an attempt (to endanger) the life of the complainant but also seriously endangered the life of the unborn child which the complainant was carrying,” the charge sheet said.

    “…There are sufficient evidence on record and as per the statements of the witnesses there are sufficient evidence on record to file a charge sheet under section 307 (attempt to murder), 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 417 (punishment for cheating), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC against accused Somnath Bharti,” it said.

    Besides Bharti, the police has also named Kapil Vajpayee, Baney Singh and one Natish as accused in the case.

    The chargesheet also mentions the name of Bharti’s mother Manorama Bharti but did not make her an accused saying there was lack of evidence against her.

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