Incident Reports

Dalit woman and daughter beaten after son touches body of "upper caste" boy


Madhes, Siraha, Lahan, Ward 18

Police in Siraha have been accused of trying to hide the incident of assault on a  Dalit woman and her daughter. Lalita Marik of Lahan municipality-18 and her daugher Amirka Marik were beaten by their neighbors Ayodhi Sadaya, Sakal Sadaya, and Birodhi Mahato after Lalita's 8-year-old son touched Ayodhi's grand-son Ashok Sadaya on February 15. Police are pressuring the victim to reconcile following the incident instead of taking action against the assaulters.

According to Lalita's husband, police were pressuring the victims to reconcile with the assaulters although they had lodged a complaint against them.

BothLalita Marik and Amirka Marik sustained injuries in the attack.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Related to discrimination against Dalits
Actor 1 - Number of people 3
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people 2
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Dalit
Actor 2 - Youth youth
Total Injured 2
Female Injured 2
Youth Injured 1
Local Newspaper - Siraha