Dalit family fined for inter-caste marriage

PANITYANKI, Aug 10: Locals in Chhitaha VDC-5 of Sunsari district have
fined a Dalit family Rs 55,000 for marrying a girl from the non-Dalit

Local administration, through a meeting of the villagers called by
Bhola Pal, who is from the so called upper caste family, slapped the
fine on the family of Ram Prasad Ram after his 18-year-old son Badri
Ram married 16-year-old Sonu Pal, according to a local Dalit activist
Bal Kumar Mundel.

He said the duo was in love for long and married a month ago and is
living separately from the family. The girl’s side searched them and
forcefully separated the pair saying that the marriage was against the

Later, Pal called a villagers’ meeting which decided to fine the family.

Police said they are unaware of the incident.


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