Rupa Devi of Lohardaga district was married 5 years ago to Chandrashekhar Lohra as per religious customs. The couple had a son and a daughter during the first 4 years of their marriage. Following this, the family was disrupted every day by incidents of domestic violence.
JATN partner SPARK upon learning about the case requested the Mukhiya with an application to intervene and take necessary decisions through Panchayat. After hearing both sides, their issues were addressed. The family was counseled and suggested to lead a peaceful life for the betterment of their children.
The couple consented to a written agreement in front of the Panchayat. They also guaranteed that if these episodes are repeated, they would be liable for a fine of Rs. 2000.