"He Had Beaten Me So Badly That My Leg Was Bleeding" - TV Actress Opens Up About Domestic Violence

Shreemi Verma , 08 Dec 2016
Vaishnavi and Nitin
Vaishnavi and Nitin

In a startling interview to Spotboye.com, TV actress Vaishnavi Dhanraj spoke at length about her ex-husband Nitin and the domestic violence she faced when she was married to him.

Here’s what she said –

I was a victim of domestic violence, which Nitin imposed on me. I couldn’t take it beyond a certain point. I reached a saturation point where I couldn’t bear it any longer. It was gruesome. How can you take such behaviour from your own spouse? That too, continuously. It was a very bad case of domestic violence. I even took him for counselling.

On her breaking point –

One morning, it became very bad. He wouldn’t have killed me probably, but I got so scared that I ran away from the house. He had beaten me so badly that my leg was bleeding. That was my last day as his wife- emotionally, physically and mentally. I eventually got a divorce in January, this year.

He would say: ‘You deserve it’. He was not sorry about it. He would make up in some other manner but never with an apology. I see many marriages shrouded in domestic violence, couples stay together for their kids or society- but I eventually decided that I can’t remain in a marriage devoid of love and respect.

You can read the entire interview here.

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