A bleak future for the wife of a rapist

Punita+Devi

Taken from the Wall Street Journal.

«(…)Ms. Devi expects to be cast out by her in-laws and face ostracism and destitution here in India’s conservative hinterland—not because she is married to a convicted murderer, but because she is a woman without a husband.

(…)Her husband’s relatives say they can’t afford to feed her. Her parents say they are too poor to take her back. The customs of purdah practiced in the region make it almost impossible for her to work outside the home.»

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