Manisha Uke’s daughter, Janhavi, plays at home. Photo: Kunal Purohit

Sex assaults, hostile in-laws: life for widows of India’s farmer suicide epidemic

  • Over 200,000 farmers have killed themselves in the past 20 years, driven to despair by crop losses and debt
  • The wives left behind are often sexually assaulted, and struggle to inherit their husband’s land – even while being saddled with his debt
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Manisha Uke’s daughter, Janhavi, plays at home. Photo: Kunal Purohit
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