In Bulgarhi, where upper castes are in the majority, the victim’s family finds little sympathy. Not even other Dalit families side with them. This is a potent weapon for the accused.
The poem has immortalized that violence faced by the young Dalit girl who was allegedly raped by the upper caste men in Hathras last year. It is the poetry of witness.
Family of Hathras victim allege threat to their lawyer’s life. Cops deny allegations, claiming they are providing her an escort on trial dates
For the Dalit family, the tulsi (basil) remains a fragrant memory of the young woman who died a year ago aged 19, two weeks after she was gangraped by four upper caste men of the same village.
A year later, the security for the Dalit family is as tight as ever. Even suffocating at times. But it’s now part of the lives of the family whose worst nightmares had come true on a muggy day last year when the woman was sexually assaulted by four the accused—now facing trial for gang rape and murder—when she was collecting fodder for the family’s livestock.
Ostracised in upper caste-majority village and guarded round-the-clock by CRPF, life for family is now a prison
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