Dalit man refuses to work, his pregnant wife thrashed, assaulted by village musclemen in MP’s Chhattarpur

A five-month pregnant woman, belonging to the Dalit community, was allegedly beaten up and sexually assaulted in Madhya Pradesh after her husband refused some work.

Apregnant woman belonging to a Dalit community was allegedly beaten up and sexually assaulted in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur after her husband refused work at the village muscleman’s farm.

The woman has alleged that the accused came to her house, thrashed and sexually assaulted her. When the woman’s elderly mother-in-law tried to intervene, she was thrashed as well.

The woman’s husband, Baijnath Ahirwar, works as a labourer in Chhatarpur’s Bandargarh village. He was called by the accused for some work. When Baijnath refused, he was threatened with consequences.

Following this, the accused reached his house and allegedly beat his five-month pregnant wife in front of his family. He also thrashed his elderly mother.

The accused then threatened the woman against filing a report with the police and left someone to guard the house.

On learning about the incident, the Rajnagar district police immediately reached the village and brought the woman to the police station.

An FIR has been registered against Hardesh alias Honey Patel, Aakash Patel, and Vinod Patel under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocity) Act and other relevant sections of IPC.

Source: India Today

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