Leper driven out of Bihar village (Supersedes earlier story)

January 9th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Jan 9 (IANS) A leprosy-stricken Dalit man has been driven out of a village in Bihar with his two minor daughters by villagers who feared they too would get affected.Femu Sada, a beggar in his late 30s, has taken shelter in a school after being humiliated in village Chatia Mushari in Purnia district, said Madan Singh, a social activist.

“Femu was forced to leave the village due to misconceptions about the disease,” said Singh.

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