A Dalit family in Prasawani VDC in Saptari has been expelled from the village for inter-caste marriage, state-owned news agency RSS reported Friday.

The six-member family of Gugali Rajak Safi has been displaced from the village after beatings and threats from the so called upper caste people after he married Basanti Kumari Chaudhary as his younger wife.

Safi has come to district headquarters along with his elder wife, younger wife and two children after the family of Chaudhary thrashed and threatened him with life. He said he came to Rajbiraj after he was threatened to quit the village.