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Pati patni aur woh: Over 450 cases of extramarital affairs reported in Bengaluru

In a shocking data from Parihar, Bengaluru city police’s family counselling centre, from 2016, the family dispute cases that come at the centre are more complicated as extramarital, live-in and pre-marital cases are getting reported. From 2016, 471 extramarital cases, 142 pre-marital and 86 live-in cases have been reported

From traditional cases like dowry harassment to beating wife, the nature of complaints at Parihar, family counselling centre is shifting towards other family dispute causes. According to counsellors at Parihar, husband ending up having affairs at workplace is increasing.

The role of smartphones, social media are further causing trouble in families. Relationship experts claim that due to phones, long conservations take place and an intimacy is getting developed. In some cases, despite knowing about the marital status, some girls end up having affairs with men. 

Due to this unhealthy trend, people are in distress, claim counsellors. From 2016, 3,187 family dispute cases have been reported and with the financial year ending in March, more number of cases is expected to get reported. Out of 3,187 cases, 699 cases of extramarital cases, 142 cases of pre-marital and 86 live-in cases are reported.

The experts say in many cases, many women refuse to approach police fearing backlash.