On August 15, Republica carried a news report about inter-caste marriage and conflict. A neighbor from Charambi village of Arun Rural Municipality had gone to the district headquarters of Bhojpur to file complaint after they were severely beaten up by the family of Sushmita Rai who was married to Nishan Nepali. The Rai family and relatives had indiscriminately beaten up several Dalit families and had taken back the bride home the same day of the wedding.
ITAHARI, July 15: A Bajgain couple had been living in a rented flat in Bargachhi of Itahari since the last few months. Apparently, the family had a normal life. Three days ago, the wife, aged 27, left for market and never returned.