Dalit woman, whose daughter stripped for stealing, released
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 16:09
Kanpur: A dalit woman whose minor daughter was stripped by a boutique owner here has been released from jail after police in its probe found that claims of theft against her were false.

Police gave clean chit to the mother-daughter duo, who were accused by a boutique owner of stealing rings.

A local court yesterday ordered to release the woman. The minor was released on January 17 on bail.

The duo were found innocent after a probe into the complaint by the boutique owner Shalini Gujral who accused them of stealing rings, Circle Officer Samir Saurabh said. The mother used to work as domestic help at Gujral's house in Seesamau area.

The minor Dalit girl was allegedly kept in illegal confinement and stripped in the presence of two women by the boutique owner.

A few days ago, when the girl visited Gujral's house, the woman accused her of theft and allegedly confined her with the help of two other women and stripped her after tying her hands and legs. The woman set her free when she cried and strongly protested, the victim had claimed in a statement before the police.

On January 16, the boutique owner lodged a complaint against the mother-daughter duo at Fazalganj police station claiming that they had stolen two rings from her house. The next day, the police arrested the two, and a court sent the mother to jail while releasing the girl on bail due to her minor age.


First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 16:09

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