i have a v harassing husband. v seperated . after our seperation he has been spreading rumours to our common friends about me . he says i ran away with some one . i bring other men home etc...all stories....what case can i file against him .can i file any other case , other than divorce case. or dva case ?
4 Answers from Attorneys
Your other options, besides divorce and DVA, include demand for return of istridhan, alimony and criminal complaint of 'cruelty' u/s 498-A of IPC.
dear client u can file case of dowry harassment against him in police under sec 498-a of Indian penal code. u can also file domestic violence case for mental harassment. for any legal help call me on 9422611385
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if u r with proof that he is creating rumour ,then u can file damages suit as well alongwith 498-A,dv act
All said and done. In my opinion, in addition to all the answers you got, your one remedy is to file a criminal complaint for Defamation stressing upon defamation by way of spreading rumours (say in exact words) which are false and targeted to malign your image and reputation in the eyes of society. Further, you may also file a civil suit for damages/compensation for damaging your reputation. Of course, these are additional remedies.