Pinky, 42, arrived late one night time at a police station in Uttar Pradesh state in 2019. She says she was visibly injured after a “bad beating” by her husband. Even so, police took hours to register her criticism. When she then fled to her dwelling metropolis of Lucknow, fearing for her life, she went to the police there too. But she says the officer “looked her up and down” and instructed her she was at fault earlier than finally registering her criticism.