Monday, October 25, 2004

Two (upper caste males?) held for raping dalit women

PATNA: Two persons Sanjay and Ranjit both residents of Taregna railway station locality of the district were arrested by the police for allegedly raping two Dalit women belonging to Rewa village under Masaurhi police station of the district on Saturday.

The victims had come to Taregna with their children to celebrate Dussehra when they were accosted by four persons and were taken away to a nearby saw mill where they were raped. The victims protested vehemently and their cries drew the attention of the local people who informed the patrolling police party of Taregna about the incident.

According to Rural SP, G P Sinha, the police responded quickly and reached the spot and arrested two of the rapists redhanded while two others managed to escape from their dragnet.

Source: The Times of India, October 25, 2004

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