“I am not educated. Our traditions are such that I cannot even step out of the house,” Ms. Devi said. “Who will earn money to feed me and my son?”

Ms. Devi must wait until dark simply to go into the field behind her house to defecate.

“In our family, women die at home. They never venture outside.”

Mr. Singh’s lawyer said that if his daughter insisted on having premarital sex, he would “burn her to death.”
In India, Rapist’s Wife Faces Harsh Judge: Tradition, Wall Street Journal

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