Chitradurga: Couple, new-born boycotted for inter-caste marriage

03:59 PM Sep 28, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

Chitradurga: The Chitradurga district administration is contemplating taking action against community leaders of N. Devarahalli after they reportedly warned of ostracizing a family if they did not send away a deaf and dumb couple, along with their month-old baby out of their house over inter-caste marriage.


The couple Savithramma, a resident of N.Devarahalli belongs to Granda Jogi caste and Manikatha, from Andhra Pradesh belongs to the Reddy community. They got acquainted with each other while working in Bengaluru and tied the nuptial knot in 2021.

Following their wedding when the newly wedded couple came to the village, the leaders from the Savithramma’s community raised objections to inter-caste marriage.

They had imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on the girl’s parents and sent out the couple from the village. The couple had returned to Bengaluru. A month ago, Savithramma had come to her house for delivery and gave birth to a child.

The community leaders again picked up a fight with the parents of the Savithramma for letting her inside the house for delivery.


They had threatened that if Savithramma and her husband were not sent out of their house with their one-month-old baby, they would face a permanent boycott by the community.

The couple had informed about the development to the staff of Deaf and Dumb school in Challakere.

They had taken the couple to the Women Rehabilitation Centre and informed Tehsildar about the incident.

The matter was also brought to the notice of the Women and Child Welfare department.

Tehsildar Rahan Pasha rushed to the rehabilitation centre and assured the couple of all the support from the government.

The social activists have demanded action against the community leaders. Sources said that the administration is contemplating lodging a police complaint and taking up an awareness campaign in the village over the incident.

With IANS inputs



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