Tribal woman's head shaved by men in Bihar's Araria dist

Patna, Sep 10 (IANS): A group of men allegedly shaved the head of a tribal woman in Bihar’s Araria district late on Friday night.

The incident occurred in a tribal village which comes under Raniganj police station of the district.

The woman is facing charges of having an illicit relationship with a man of her village. The villagers caught them in a compromising position on Friday night. They overpowered both of them and shaved the head of the woman in torch light.

Some of the attackers made a video of the incident as well and uploaded it on social media. While shaving her head, they were also using abusive words for the victim in Tribal (Santali) language.

Following the incident, some villagers informed the local police about the matter. Accordingly, a team headed by an ASI rank officer of Raniganj police station reached the tribal village and managed to rescue both the victims.

“We rescued them from the tribal village and took them to the police station. They have not given a written complaint against the accused. They were terrified after the incident. We are making efforts to identify the accused,” said Sanjay Kumar, SHO of Raniganj police station Araria.



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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Sun, Sep 10 2023

    It appears obious that this atrocity is committed by the tribal people against their own peopl - tribal justice against immorality! Does the Atrocities Act apply when both the victim and the perpetrators are SC/ST ? Or is it only when an upper caste is involved in atrocity against an SC/ST ? Is Justice Blind?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Sep 10 2023

    Tribal or civilized one ,humans have the same feelings in them.Tribal is not blamed.I see no fault in it.Why should rest people mix and shave her head?Why not mans head too?What about other rapes are going on continously?Why they dont shave their head? Or only for tribals?

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