Madhya Pradesh: Dalit woman's nose cut, husband beaten for refusing work as bonded labourers

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 August 2017, 08:41 AM
 Madhya Pradesh: Dalit woman's nose cut, husband beaten
Madhya Pradesh: Dalit woman's nose cut, husband beaten

In a shocking incident, a 35-year old Dalit woman's nose was allegedly cut after she along with her husband refused to work as bonded labourers. Her husband was also allegedly beaten up by two members of an upper caste family at Renvjha village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh.

"They deliberately hit my wife with an axe on the nose," said Raghvendra, Janaki Bai's husband. Two men have been arrested and the police are investigating the matter.

The state government, however, has dismissed the case as a dispute between two families. "There was a conflict between two groups. The fight became violent and they cut off the nose of the woman with an axe. This was not intentional and investigation is going on," said state home minister Bhupendra Singh.

The woman has been hospitalised for treatment. The MPWC chairperson Lata Wankhede told reporters that the accused, who wanted to make the woman and her husband “bonded labourers”, had cut the woman’s nose.

Narendra Singh and his father Sahab Singh beat up the woman's husband on Monday when he refused to go to their house and do some work, inspector RS Bagri of Surkhi police station said.

He added that the police have registered a case under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC and also under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and were looking for the accused who are absconding.


First Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 08:03 AM
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