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Eve teased Chhattisgarh girl's head shaved

ANI  |  Kawardha (Chhattisgarh) [India] 

A minor girl has had to suffer the ignominy of having her head half shaved and being excommunicated as an act of purification following an incident of in Chhattisgarh's district.

This bizarre order was given by the panchayat on January 21.

Police has detained the accused, Arjun Yadav, and is on the lookout for community members who ordered and carried out the ritual.

The victim and her family work as daily wage labourers in the district.

According to the media reports, the accused belongs to a political party and was in a drunken state when he eve-teased the minor.

A case has been registered under Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) Atrocities Act.

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 15:55 IST