Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Dalit women raped, paraded naked

Hazaribagh July 15. In a shocking incident, two dalit women were gang-raped, stripped naked and paraded in Sudan village in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand on Friday, according to an official report here today.

Kasia Devi and her daughter-in-law, Basanti, were raped by the henchmen of a businessman, Rameshwar Modi, for their refusal to part with a small plot of land, the DSP, Hemand Toppo, told PTI. The women's faces were also smeared with lime and cow dung.

A team from Barkattha police station, which visited the village on receipt of information, was chased away by the hoodlums. However, a much larger police contingent arrived in the village the following day and arrested one of the accused.

Source: The Hindu, July 16, 2002

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