Curfew causes spike in domestic violence

22 March 2020 08:27 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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With the island-wide curfew in effect reports of domestic violence have emerged from Colombo, according to the Accident and Orthopaedic Service of the National Hospital.

While the average number of accidents reported to the hospital has reduced, a worrying number of patients have sought treatment for injuries sustained in violent domestic incidents, according to Hospital Coordinator Pushpa Ramyani de Zoysa.

“There has been a decrease in the number of accidents. Our team usually attends to at least 250 accidents daily. However, yesterday, the total number of accidents reported was at 66”  Ms. Zoysa said speaking to the Daily Mirror. Only 20 patients out of them had to be admitted to the hospital for treatment, she added. 

“Although the number of accidents has decreased due to the curfew, we came across a concerning number of females who sought treatment due to cases of domestic abuse, “Ms. Zoysa said. (Kalani Kumarasinghe)

 

 

  Comments - 7

  • Sa Sunday, 22 March 2020 08:46 PM

    PICTURE LOOK LIKE NORMAL SICK GUY. DO NOT PUT THIS TIMR OF ADD.

    Raj Sunday, 22 March 2020 10:26 PM

    When husband and wife spend most of their time at home which normally they don't, there will be big question to the word they uttered in a wedding "I DO". Western countries expect more divorces after this pandemic!

    Seg Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:19 PM

    What about the husband's getting hammered by wife's ?

    vince Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:22 PM

    ARREST THE PERPETRATORS AND JAIL TEHM. SOON THE DOMESTIC VIOLENT INCIDENTS WILL REDUCE.

    Sinhalese married to Jaffna Tamil. Monday, 23 March 2020 12:51 AM

    I am sure there are no domestic violence in the North. If any, then it would come from either the Catholics, Fishing Caste, or Nalavar caste.

    Ron Persaud Monday, 23 March 2020 07:09 AM

    Love how its described as " accidents". Any man who hits a woman is a coward

    Narasihngha Monday, 23 March 2020 09:57 AM

    Such men are more dirty and dangerous than the virus.


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