Indian women’s heads shaved for ‘resisting’ rape | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:45 AM, June 29, 2019

Indian women’s heads shaved for ‘resisting’ rape

An Indian mother and her daughter had their heads shaved and were paraded through their village after resisting an attempted rape by men including a local official, police said yesterday.  Ward councillor Mohommad Khurshid forcibly entered the women’s home in the eastern state of Bihar on Wednesday with other men and allegedly attempted to rape the newly married 19-year-old daughter, police told AFP. When she and her mother -- whose husband tries to make ends meet by begging -- resisted, they were both physically assaulted and Khurshid brought in the local barber to shave their heads, the elder woman told police. The councillor and the barber were among those being held, with the case attracting national media coverage and opposition lawmakers hitting out at the state government.

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