For marrying outside caste, woman burnt alive by family: Rajasthan cops

The incident occurred in Pachlasa Chhota village of Dungarpur district, nearly 500 kilometres from here.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Published:March 7, 2016 2:21 am
woman burnt, caste marriage, outside caste marriage, rajasthan police, woman burnt, honour killing, india news, nation news According to reports, none of the residents of the Rajput-dominated village intervened to save the woman, Rama Kanwar, as she was burnt alive.

A DAY after she returned to her village, after staying away for eight years to escape her family’s wrath for marrying a man from a “lower caste”, a woman was allegedly burnt alive by a mob led by her brother and cousins on March 4.

The incident occurred in Pachlasa Chhota village of Dungarpur district, nearly 500 kilometres from here.

According to reports, none of the residents of the Rajput-dominated village intervened to save the woman, Rama Kanwar, as she was burnt alive.

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While seven persons, including Rama’s brother Lakshman Singh Sisodia and cousin Praveen Singh, have been arrested, the police are looking for over 20 others.

According to the police, Rama, who was in her late twenties or early thirties, was earlier married to a person from a nearby village who belonged to her caste. A year later, she eloped with another man, Prakash Sevak, from her village.

Rama and her husband stayed away from their village for about eight years. On Thursday, they returned to Pachlasa Chhota with their three-year-old daughter.

At about 11 pm on Friday, Rama’s brother Lakshman Singh, accompanied by 28-30 people, reportedly went to her in-laws’ house. The men reportedly dragged out Rama, and beat up her mother-in-law, Kalavati, when she tried to intervene.

Rama was taken to the village square, where the mob reportedly poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze. In a bid to remove evidence, the perpetrators reportedly attempted to cremate the body, but were stopped by the police.

“The mob was led by the victim’s brother and the cousin. They beat up the mother-in-law too when she tried to intervene,” Dungarpur SP Anil Kumar Jain told The Indian Express.

“We have arrested seven persons. Thirty people have been named in the FIR. We are looking for the rest and will soon arrest them,” he said.

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    vr
    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:41 am
    I hate caste system, it shldnt come in the way of one's desires
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    Ashish Biswas
    Mar 25, 2016 at 4:40 am
    Police have got into action. Quick and stringent punishment is required after through verification. No media trial please. Let us all pray for the departed lady. May her soul rest in peace. Parts of the country such self made laws exists which are gruesome especially amongst warrior tribes. The recent thrust by the Haryana to have only educated sarpanch to fight election is a welcome step. Married women eloping with lovers are not acceptable in most societies. This is also to be looked into otherwise there are tribes who are willing to get hanged for honour. This exists in all parts of the world though killing methods are different.
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    alex
    Mar 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    this has happens in india on daily bases. we need to do something about it before they hindus start doing it here in America. india is known as the rape capital of the world, the dirtiest country on earth, and a country where 53% of its potion do not have toilets.
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    Er Mohammad Tass
    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:57 am
    worst kind of crime. All the persons involved in killing of women brutally for marrying a person of her choices must be hanged till death as it is envisaged in law. otherwise they must be burned alive so the can go through to same kind of pain while dying.
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    McBeth
    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:40 am
    most filthy religion is hinduism, no regard for human life only caste matters.
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    Manu USA
    Mar 7, 2016 at 3:22 am
    I think she did shame to her family. They also did wrong. No one had any choice. She should not have married a person from same village, and they could have tolrated. Girls did wrong, but punishment is itself wrong. The Justice is blind.
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    Patriot
    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:37 am
    Hindu Brahma is responsible for the caste system, promoting such hate red books should be banned immediately in order to prevail peace.
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    Patriot
    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:40 am
    She shame her family because hate castism and selected her choice. In fact you praise her for decision of marriage within the fold of Hinduism. Agreed only if you think that Hinduism is only majority caste but not Lowe ate.
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