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Young woman leaves in-laws’ home in Bihar to protest lack of toilet


PATNA: A young woman in Bihar has left her in-laws’ home after the latter showed no interest in arranging a toilet at home.

The incident took place at Utari-Baraon village under Nokha block in Rohtas district, located some 160 km west of Patna.

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Reports quoting local media said Madhu Devi, wife of Santosh Gosain, had been pressing for a toilet at home right since she reached in-laws’ home but the latter took no notice of her requests.

Eventually, she left her in-laws’ home on Tuesday and reached her parents’ house to register her protests. She has announced to return only after the toilet is constructed at in-laws’ home.

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