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35 km from CM's hometown, Dalit woman stripped, paraded

A 40-year-old Dalit widow was beaten for two hours and paraded semi-naked at Mulgaon village in Patan taluka of Satara district on Monday noon by members of an upper caste family who suspected that her son had eloped with their daughter.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2012 02:12 IST
Satyajit Joshi

A 40-year-old Dalit widow was beaten for two hours and paraded semi-naked at Mulgaon village in Patan taluka of Satara district on Monday noon by members of an upper caste family who suspected that her son had eloped with their daughter.

Though the police initially refused to register her complaint, five persons of the Desai family, including three women, were arrested on charges of rioting and under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act, on Wednesday night, said FA Naikwadi, deputy superintendent, Patan.

The woman was admitted to a private hospital in Karad in a serious condition, and her condition is improving since. Karad, barely 35km from Patan, is chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's hometown.