Maha: Dalit woman, 50, beaten and stripped on theft allegation

Tue, 6 Jun 2017-08:38pm , PTI

A 50-year-old Dalit woman was beaten up and stripped in public for allegedly trying to steal a pair of bullocks in Buldana district of Maharashtra, police said today.

At least 23 persons have been arrested in connection with the incident so far under IPC sections 324 (assault), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act.

The incident occurred at Ruikhed Mayanba village under the jurisdiction of Dhad police station of the district on the evening of June 2, police said.

Sakharam Ugale, resident of the village, accused the woman and her son of sneaking into his cowshed and trying to steal a pair of bullocks. He called other people to the spot; a mob of 30 persons gathered and beat up the woman and her son with sticks, police said.

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