Bihar – In a caste related crime in north India, over 20 people have been awarded long-term jail on November 28 for parading a Dalit woman naked in August in Arrah Village of Bihar.
Court slapped five of them seven years of imprisonment while 15 of them have received two years of imprisonment.
On August 20, a body of Vimalesh Sah, 19, a resident of Damodarpur village of Bihar, was found on railway tracks after a day he went missing.
Villagers suspected a Dalit-woman of the area for the murder. They made a large-scale arson on her house, took her out to severely beat her, and later stripped her naked in front of the village, while the women and children were watching. She was forced to parade in the village all nude.
The five culprits who received seven-years imprisonment 0were also fined Rs.10000 each along, and the rest of them were fined Rs.2000 each.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar tweeted, “It is a fresh example of the high benchmark of rule of law set by the NDA government. All the guilty have been punished within 100 days. But those beating their chests on law and order remain oblivious to the long arms of law”.
They are all booked under SC/ST Act, and speedy trial has taken place since the northern states of India have always faced high rate of caste related crimes.