Friday, December 20, 2002

Dalit paraded naked in Gopalganj dist

GOPALGANJ: A Dalit was paraded naked and his face blackened with paint for daring to go to fetch his daughter-in-law belonging to a higher caste from her home village in Gopalganj district, police said on Thursday.

The incident occurred as Krishna Ram of Sarai Hanumangarhi went to the neighbouring Vishnupur village to fetch Suman Kumari whom his son, Kanhaiya Ram, had married in court in June this year. Despite enmity between the two families following the marriage between the Dalit boy and the girl of sonar caste, Krishna Ram went to her village to bring her back.

On reaching the village, Krishna Ram was pounced upon and abused by the girl's family members, stripped and paraded naked in the village with his faced smeared with black paint, the sources said.

Source: The Times of India, December 20, 2002

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