Dalit woman gang-raped, paraded naked

Times of India
31st May 2000
By Balwant Garg

FARIDKOT: A married, Dalit woman was gang-raped and paraded naked in the village Tharajwala of Muktsar district because of her brother's alleged involvement with a girl of the village.

According to sources, the victim's brother Paramjit Pammi was involved with a girl of the same village and had eloped after reportedly trying to commit suicide by consuming pesticides.

The father of the girl, along with five others, kidnapped the married sister of the boy (Paramjit Pammi) from her house and gang-raped her repeatedly at the house of one of the accused.

According to the family members of the victim, after committing the crime and taking off the clothes of the victim, she was pushed onto the street and paraded naked.

The sources said that although the Lambi police was informed immediately after the incident, the police did not come to her help, and added that the police was apparently trying to hush up the incident.

However, after the interference by a woman Akali leader of the area, the police registered a case against the accused.

The medical report of the victim is still awaited. None of the accused has been arrested yet.

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