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Dalit women allegedly denied entry into temple, thrashed in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Dalit women allegedly denied entry into temple, thrashed in Bihar's MuzaffarpurA Dalit family in Bihar's Muzaffarpur was allegedly denied entry into a temple and thrashed for putting up a fight. In a complaint to the Sakra police, Usha Devi of Bishunpur Baghnagari village alleged that her family members were thrashed by village strongmen.File photo of Dalits being thrashed in Una, GujaratTension prevailed at the village for the second day in a row after the family filed a police complaint. According to the complaint, Srinath Mishra, Aman Kumar, Shiv Kumar Mishra and some other village strongmen stopped the Dalit women from entering a village temple.Devi claimed that they visited the temple to perform a pre-wedding ritual. The police registered an FIR following the complaint.The police claimed that the injured women who approached them were first taken to a primary medical centre for treatment.A posse of policemen has been deployed at the village to ease the situation and ensure no untoward incidents take place."Security arrangements have been heightened in the village in the view of tension after registration of FIR against four named and three unidentified accused. They instead, accused the family of playing bawdy songs on the public address system.

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