In yet another outrage tied to India’s caste system, Madan Singh, 22, was arrested in Northern India for throwing a six-year-old girl into burning embers when he caught her trespassing. Singh comes from a higher caste while the girl is dalit — the lowest caste.
Singh found the girl relieving herself in his field and, when she did not immediately stop, he threw her into the fire. Thankfully, the police have charged him with attempted murder, but these horrible impacts of the caste system continue to plague India where lower castes are often not allowed to drink from higher caste wells or go to the same schools. For a prior story, click here.
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