‘Shared Household’ is necessary for Domestic Violence Complaint

Wherein a woman had filed a domestic violence report, against her neighbors and there is no whisper of the fact that the alleged accused are in fact her relatives, the High Court held that the said woman cannot file domestic violence.

The Act of Domestic Violence particularly the Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence, 2005 is attracted only when the people are staying in a ‘shared household.’

The Supreme Court too upheld the order of the High Court and dismissed the appeal of the Supreme Court.

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