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Brothers arrested for attacking Dalit woman in Alappuzha, Kerala

Brothers arrested for attacking Dalit woman in Alappuzha, Kerala

On July 10, police arrested two brothers for allegedly publicly attacking a Dalit woman in Thycattussery, near Cherthala, in Alappuzha district of Kerala.

The Poochakkal police identified the arrested as Shyju and Shailesh of Thycattussery. The arrested, along with several others, had physically assaulted Nilav (19) of Thycattussery on July 7. A video of the alleged attack on the woman went viral on social media, triggering widespread criticism.

Nilav, who was injured in the attack, was admitted to hospital and later discharged.

Police said the accused and the victim are neighbours and ongoing hostility led to the attack.

The police have also filed a case against Nilav and several others for allegedly assaulting Shyju’s mother.

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