Govt very serious over Dalit woman case: CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that government was very serious over incident where a Dalit woman was stripped.

Last Updated: Jan 12, 2012, 19:21 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said that government had taken a
serious view of the incident at Mulgaon in Satara district
where a Dalit woman was allegedly stripped and beaten by
members of an upper caste family.

The woman`s son had eloped with a girl from the family,
which led to the Monday`s assault on her, according to the
police. Four persons have been arrested in the case.

Chavan, who hails from Satara district, said that a case
had been registered under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities)
Act.
"Some arrests have been made. I am constantly monitoring
the investigation. If the need be, the case will be tried in
a fast-track court," Chavan said.

PTI