Saturday, January 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit woman, whose daughter stripped for stealing, released

Dalit woman, whose daughter stripped for stealing, released

PTI | 01:01 AM,Jan 22,2011
Kanpur, Jan 21 (PTI) A dalit woman whose minor daughter was stripped
by a boutique owner here has been released from jail after police in
its probe found that claims of theft against her were false.Police
gave clean chit to the mother-daughter duo, who were accused by a
boutique owner of stealing rings.A local court yesterday ordered to
release the woman.The minor was released on January 17 on bail.The duo
were found innocent after a probe into the complaint by the boutique
owner Shalini Gujral who accused them of stealing rings, Circle
Officer Samir Saurabh said. The mother used to work as domestic help
at Gujral's house in Seesamau area.The minor Dalit girl was allegedly
kept in illegal confinement and stripped in the presence of two women
by the boutique owner. A few days ago, when the girl visited Gujral's
house, the woman accused her of theft and allegedly confined her with
the help of two other women and stripped her after tying her hands and
legs. The woman set her free when she cried and strongly protested,
the victim had claimed in a statement before the police.On January 16,
the boutique owner lodged a complaint against the mother-daughter duo
at Fazalganj police station claiming that they had stolen two rings
from her house. The next day, the police arrested the two, and a court
sent the mother to jail while releasing the girl on bail due to her
minor age.

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