Monday, May 21, 2012

Dalit woman attacked with sword for turning down upper caste proposal

A Dalit woman, 17 years old, has been attacked with a sword in Maharashtra's Satara district on today.
The victim is being treated in hospital for serious injuries. She was attacked on her hands and head.
The man who allegedly attacked her had been stalking her for some time, the victim's mother claims. She said that he had been threatening the family on the phone after they made it clear that his marriage proposal was not acceptable because he is from a different caste.
The alleged attacker is 20 years old and is missing. A case has been registered against him at the Satara city police station.

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