Family violence cases on the rise amid Covid-19 pandemic

More time spent at home takes toll on victims, social workers say

She was a professional in her 30s and, for more than five years, endured in silence brutal abuse from her violent husband.

He was controlling, checked on her calls and was prone to flying into a rage if he did not get what he wanted. And he took it out on her.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2021, with the headline 'Family violence cases on the rise amid Covid-19 pandemic'. Subscribe