A dalit woman was paraded naked by
members of a scheduled tribe community last night at Onenur
village in this district, superintendent of police Sharat
Chandra said on Monday.
Speaking to reporters in Bellary, he said some persons
belonging to the Valmiki community barged into the house of
the victim, assaulted and paraded her naked in the village.
The Valmiki men were enraged after a girl of their
community, with whom a dalit boy had eloped last month,
returned to the village and blamed the woman, who was paraded
naked, for instigating them to do so, he said.
All the eight persons, including three women who have
been named in the complaint, had been arrested.
Chandra said necessary protection had been given to the
victim and a posse of policmen posted in the village.