Family dumps dalit daughter-in law
GULMI, Sept. 20: It has been revealed that an "upper class" man, on
the run after his son made a Dalit girl pregnant, has migrated to
Tarai selling his all property in Gulmi.
Ram Chandra Pandey, son of Tem Lal Pandey of Dhurkotbastu VDC-3, who
had promised 14-year-old Dalit girl 10 months ago that he would marry
her, abandoned her after she gave birth to their baby. Since then Tem
Lal along with his family members fled the village and went out of
Though the District Administration Office, under pressure from Dalit
activists and locals, had summoned the Pandey family, none of them
appeared before the authority. Instead, they sold all their property
and went to Tarai.
This news came to light after a team of Dalit activists went to
District Land Revenue Office. Record at the office shows that Pandey
had transferred ownership of all his property to his daughter Laxmi
Bhandari of Dhurkot-1, said Dalit activist Ganesh Bishwokarma.
The victim girl is a sixth grader at Panchayan Higher School.
Ramchandra was a ninth grader at the same school.
Published on 2010-09-20 16:07:50
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