Photos from the homes of the three cousins in Baburaha village of Unnao who were found in a mustard field. Two of them were buried this morning. The photographs throw light on their lives and their poverty.
The spot where three minor Dalit girls were found in an unconscious state in Unnao on Feb 17. Pic: Neetu Singh/Gaon Connection
On February 17, three Dalit girls, all cousins, in Baburaha village of Unnao district left their home at around 3 pm to bring fodder for the cattle. They went to the outskirts of the village to a farmland about a kilometre away, like they always did. When they did not return till evening, family members started searching for them. They found the girls lying unconscious in a mustard field.
Two of them, aged 15 and 17, were declared dead on arrival at hospital, while the third, 16 years old, is battling for life. The deceased were buried in their farm this morning.
Gaon Connection‘s photo feature ‘Remains Of The Day’. Scroll to see what’s left of three cousins, minor Dalit girls, who set out to gather fodder?