There is yet another terrible crime associated with India’s caste system. In Patna, eight members of a family where shot, beheaded, and thrown into a river after Ratan Mandal, 21, a poor villager, married Kanchan Kumari, 18, above his caste in secret. Fifteen people from the wealthy girl’s family have been charged.
The girl’s family lured the man’s family to their deaths with a request for a meeting to resolve their differences.
Last year, a young boy was savagely killed for writing a love letter to a girl from a higher caste.
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