Death of second Dalit woman in a week sparks clashes in India

Death of second Dalit woman in a week sparks clashes in India

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Conflict broke out in India, and another woman who was at the bottom of the country’s caste system was allegedly raped and killed on Thursday.

Her mother told Indian media that the 22-year-old who died on Tuesday was dragged into the car when she was planning to apply for admission to a local school and was allegedly raped.

On Tuesday, a 19-year-old Dalit woman died in a hospital in New Delhi. A few weeks ago, she said she had been raped by a group of men, which led to protests in the city.

Both victims succumbed to injuries on Tuesday, but local media reported the news on Thursday after social media severely criticized the rampant sexual assault and caste violence in India.

Local journalist Saurabh Mishra told the BBC that there was a heavy contingent of police deployed in Balrampur followed by the second rape case.

“While officials are not confirming whether the victim was raped, they have also not denied the family’s allegation,” he added.

According to federal data, India is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for women, with a rape incident every 15 minutes. Human rights groups say this number greatly underestimates the seriousness of the problem.

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