Satara: In a shocking incident, a Dalit
widow was assaulted and reportedly paraded naked at Mulgaon
village of Patan tehsil in Satara district, western
Maharashtra, two days ago, after her son eloped with a girl
from a high-caste family.
Patan police on Wednesday arrested Kisan Dattatray Desai (45),
Hambirrao Bapurao Desai (39), Shantabai Kisan Desai (35),
Vimal Vishwas Desai (32) and Sunita Hambirrao Desai (35) in
the case under Indian Penal Code sections 143, 149 (unlawful
assembly), 354 (assault with intention to outrage woman`s
modesty) and 324 (causing grievous hurt).
"We are investigating further," Sub-Divisional police
officer Fattulal Naikawadi said.
On Monday, Rekha Chavan (42), a Dalit woman, was
allegedly paraded naked and later assaulted as her 22-year-old
son eloped with a girl from the Desai family.
The police however refused to confirm if the victim had
been paraded naked. Chavan has been admitted to a hospital at
Karad in the district.