Married woman killed for eloping with dalit
Suchandana Gupta, TNN | Oct 25, 2011, 05.49AM IST
BHOPAL: A 30-year-old married woman was killed by her husband and
in-laws in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district after she eloped with a
dalit youth. Four relatives of the victim, including her husband, were
arrested on Monday.
Guddi Bai Gujjar's family members beat her with sticks and paraded her
through the Lehar village in Chambal-Gwalior region. They hanged her
from a tree and burnt her body in an agricultural field.
Guddi's younger sister Brijesh is married into the same family. She
remained a mute spectator while Guddi was tortured to death. Police
were surprised that Brijesh, an eyewitness to her elder sister's
murder, refused to give a statement or talk about the incident.
Guddi's husband Dhaniram Singh Gujjar, brother-in-law Uday Singh
Gujjar and two other relatives, Narendra Pratap and Veeru, were
charged with murder and destruction of evidence.
Guddi was married into the influential family of farmers more than a
decade ago. She was about 15 years younger than her husband. She fell
in love with a dalit youth Kamal Valmiki, who visited their village
often. On October 2, Guddi eloped with Kamal to Delhi so that her
husband and in-laws could not find her.
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