An Indian woman in the southern state of Telangana says she is being “socially ostracised” because she supported a farmer from the Dalit (formerly untouchable) community.
Sama Indira, 50, from the upper caste Reddys, says her community association has imposed a fine of 5,000 rupees ($78; £60) on anyone who talks to her.
Police said the dispute was about land she had leased to a Dalit farmer.
Caste-based discrimination continues to take place in parts of India.
The Indian caste system divides Hindus into four hierarchical groups. Those outside the caste system are considered “untouchable