An incident in which a dalit youth committed suicide after being attacked by a savarnaiya woman with a broom took place in Ulagere village of Malur taluk of Kolar district.
Srinivas (32), a Dalit youth, and Ashok (32), an upper caste, were friends and daily laborers.
“Srinivas had raised doubts about Ashok’s wife’s behaviour and scolded Ashok. Due to this, Ashok had a fight with his wife. Enraged by this, Manjula took her husband and went to Srinivas’s house, saying that because of this, there is a problem in their family.”
After the incident Srinivas, unable to bear the humiliation, committed suicide by hanging himself. It is reported that Ashok and his wife Manjula, who belong to the Tigla community, have been detained and are being investigated.