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Dalit woman paraded half-naked in Uttar Pradesh

lucknow Updated: Jun 25, 2009 17:38 IST

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Five people allegedly thrashed a 40-year-old Dalit woman, chopped her hair and then paraded her half-naked through an Uttar Pradesh village alleging that her husband was involved in a theft, police said on Thursday.

"The incident took place on Wednesday in Sirsia village of Kushinagar district where a group of locals ill-treated Barfi Devi alleging that her husband was involved in a theft," police Inspector Om Prakash Chauhan said.

"A group of five villagers first tied Devi to a cot and beat her black and blue. Later, the villagers cut her hair and forced her to parade half-naked in different localities of the village," Chauhan said. Kushinagar is about 300 km from state capital Lucknow.

A case has been registered against the five villagers, he added.

"While we arrested two men involved in the incident, the other three are absconding," said Chauhan.