Incident Reports

Dalit woman assaulted for rejecting sexual advance


Madhes, Mahottari, Bhangaha, Ward 9

A Dalit woman in Mahottari was beaten after she repeatedly rejected sexual offers by a man. The 27-year-old woman who is living in her parental home with her two daughters was beaten by 28-year-old Pradeep Raut under the pretext of stealing vegetable from his field. However, the victim claimed that she was beaten for rejecting the sexual advances from Pradeep. The victim has filed a complaint demanding justice in the District Police Office, Mohattari.

According to the victim, instead of arresting the accused and taking action, the police pressured her to settle the case outside the court. Pradeep said that the allegations against him were false.

According to SP Ishwor Karki, the application has been filed against the beating, but in the application, the pressure about immortal relations was not mentioned so both the parties were called for a discussion but the victim sides did not come in the discussion.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons None
Primary Cause Rape/sexual assault
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth noyouth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Citizen/Individuals
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
Female Injured 1
Local Newspaper - Mahottari