Bhubaneswar, April 16 (Local Wire): The state government has now come up with a helpline number on which the aggrived women from the state can report about cases of domestic violence.
The State Women and Child Development Department has now made public a number which could be used to report about such cases through WhatApp.
The department meanwhile already has a helpline 181 to report such cases.
“The WCD Department introduces a WhatsApp number 7205006039 for reporting cases of domestic violence.
It already has a Women Helpline Number 181. Under lockdown experts feel instances of domestic violence may increase and this will be a useful tool for women in distress,” the department said in a statement.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in his video message also recently had warned citizens against commiting domestic violence during the lockdown period.
The National Commission of Women had also recently said that the numbers of complaints relating to domestic violence as received on their helpline have increased multifolds during the lockdown.