Dalit woman beaten up, suffers miscarriage

Lucknow, March 16 :  A Dalit woman suffered a miscarriage after she was beaten up by residents of an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument between her son and their children, the police said Monday.

Some locals of the Pakariyapur village in Sitapur district Friday beat up Geeta, 30, after her son had a verbal dispute with their children while playing in the fields, the police said.

“I have today (Monday) directed the officials to register a case against the villagers who assaulted Geeta,” district police chief P. Singh said.

According to the police, four villagers armed with wooden sticks forcibly entered Geeta’s house Friday night and beat her up.

When her family members came in the way, the villagers dragged her outside the house and beat her in public, police said.

“All four who are accused of beating up Geeta are absconding. Efforts are on to nab them,” Singh said.

Geeta is being treated at a government hospital in Sitapur, some 80 km from Lucknow, the police added.