Madhya Pradesh woman forced to undergo ‘purification’ for marrying Dalit man
A 24-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district was allegedly forced to undergo a “purification” ritual by her father and other relatives for marrying a Dalit man.
The Kotwali Betul police said the woman’s hair was trimmed, her dress was discarded and she was forced to take a bath in the Narmada river…. Sakshi was forced to take a dip in the river, half-naked in front of other people….
Sakshi alleged that since her marriage, she has been getting death threats from her maternal side. She further added she was being pressurised to divorce her husband and remarry someone of her caste. After marriage, the husband had given a written application against the family members to the SP, station in-charge of Kotwali Betul, but no action has been taken on the application….