A Killing Tests India’s Protection of an Aboriginal Culture – The New York Times


Tatehane then slipped into the mother’s hut and took the baby from her side before she awoke, a local newspaper reported, citing the two witnesses. The witnesses later found the baby’s body on the sand, drowned. Ms. Savuriyammal filed a criminal complaint with the police, but they were in unknown territory: In 200 years of fatal clashes between tribesmen and British and Indian settlers, no member of the tribe had ever been named as a suspect in a crime.

Source: A Killing Tests India’s Protection of an Aboriginal Culture – The New York Times

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