//Dalit girl paraded naked in Amritsar

Dalit girl paraded naked in Amritsar

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 (Amritsar): In Amritsar, a 13-year-old Dalit girl was paraded naked in her village all because her brother was in love with an upper caste girl.

The teenager became an easy prey when armed men picked her up when she was returning from school and paraded her naked in broad daylight. "I was coming from school, they picked me up and tried to rape me," she said. Her cries for help went unheeded as the men ridiculed her by waving sticks. Shockingly, it was women who added to her trauma instead of coming to her rescue.Upper caste women from the same village encouraged her attackers and urged them to gangrape her. But some village elders intervened before the situation got out of hand."Her brothers had teased my sister a few days ago and now we took revenge," said Sukhdev Singh, Accused. The police have registered a case and arrested the culprits who till the end remained unrepentant.