Dalit woman stripped in Sheikhpura

Last Updated: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 21:08

Sheikhpura (Bihar): A Dalit woman was
on Thursday allegedly stripped and beaten up in full public view on
suspicion of practising witchcraft at Kare in Sheikhpura
district of Bihar.

Sub-divisional Police Officer Santosh Kumar Gupta said
an FIR has been lodged at Sadar police station naming one
Brahmadeo Yadav and his three sons for the crime.
According to the FIR, Brahmdeo and his sons assaulted the
woman, holding her responsible for the ailments in Yadav`s
family, the SDPO said.
In July, a 22-year-old woman, a resident of Jasidih,
was allegedly stripped by a group of people in Patna while
a Dalit woman was stripped and beaten up in the same month
after her goat strayed into the field of an upper caste
villager in Sitamarhi district.

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First Published: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 21:08

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