Tamil Nadu

Dalit girl humiliated, ends life

A Dalit teenage girl, a victim of alleged sexual harassment, committed suicide following humiliation and threats to her family. The 16-year-old girl of Kokkaneri village near Pazhavoor is said to be the second victim in the family.

The FIR says Krishnamoorthy (30) and Rajesh (26) of the same village humiliated the girl by tying her up and beating her.

According to Madurai-based NGO Evidence members who had conducted a field enquiry, Krishnamoorthy, belonging to Nadar caste, asked the girl’s mother to get her daughter married to him. However, she refused stating that the girl was a minor.

The girl consumed poison on June 22, three days after Krishnamoorthy and his friend Rajesh allegedly tortured her.

A.Kathir, Executive Director said five years ago, her sister committed suicide following sexual harassment.

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