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Dalit woman attacked for drawing water from handpump

Madhubani, Bihar:  A Dalit woman was injured when a man attacked her with a sharp weapon on Monday for drawing water from a handpump in a village in Bihar's Madhubani district, police said.

Mantorami Devi (33) was attacked by Marhu Yadav who was infuriated with her for drawing water from a public handpump at Jhauwa village.

The woman was injured in both her hands when she tried to fend him off, police said, adding she was rushed to the local primary health centre which referred her to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

The attacker is absconding and raids are on to nab him, police said.

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