Friday, September 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit dad killed because of son's marriage

Dalit dad killed because of son's marriage

Added At: 2011-09-01 11:38 PM

Last Updated At: 2011-09-01 11:38 PM


DAILEKHA: The father of a Dalit who wed a so-called 'upper caste'
woman, succumbed to wounds after he was attacked on Tuesday.

A group of persons, believed to be the woman's kin, had allegedly
barged into Sete Damai's house in Toli VDC-2 and attacked him.

Sete's son Sante had tied the knot with Raj Kumari Shahi (20) of the
village on August 13.

Sete, who sustained chest injuries, died while receiving treatment at
Surkhet-based Regional Hospital. "The Shahis had been threatening to
kill us after Raj Kumari and I got married," said Sante, who filed an
FIR against his wife's kin.

The couple, who fear they could become soft targets, are now living in
the district headquarters and are being looked after by various
organisations working for Dalit rights.

Meanwhile, police have detained nine persons in connection with the
incident. They have also found a knife and a khukuri from the incident

However, Raj Kumari's brother Jeevan Shahi, the main accused in the
murder, and relative Bindakala Shahi are still at large, police said.


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