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The incident is of Jakheda village which is in Unna district. This village is situated 15km far from the district head quarter. In the village 200 Chamar family, 4 Julah families, 75 balmiki family, 700 brahmin family and 1 Rajput family are staying. Bariyum Singh, age-65, stays in the village and belongs to schedule caste (Chamar). On May 12, 2013, Nephew of Bariyum Singh was getting married. The procession of bridegroom had gone to Behdala village, Mangat Ram alias Sonu a Brahmin was also with the bridegroom, who was invited by the groom and is also from the same village Jakheda. During the ceremony Bariyum Singh’s Son in law Rajinder Kumar (35) was sleeping because of fever in the guest house given to the bridegroom. Mangat Singh and his two friends came and started abusing and beating Rajinder Kumar with a chair. When Bariyum Singh and his son Somnath(30) reached there, somnath asked why you are beating him; Mangat punched him on face and abused them in the name of caste. He also threatened to kill them and went from there. While the bridegroom was returning from Behdala around 8.15pm, Bariyum Singh and his family were coming in a Scorpio. In the vehicle, Bariyum Singh, his two daughters Kamla and Santosh Kumari, and his son in law Rajinder , his son Somnath and Somnath’s wife Amanpreet Kaur, was coming. Bariyum Singh was sitting beside the driver. On the way Mangat Ram and 7-8 of his friends tried to stop the vehicle, they were with Iron rod, and heavy stick. When the driver asked why you are trying to stop the vehicle, Mangat Ram tried to open the window of the vehicle forcibly. Mangat Ram was wearing Iron grip in his finger he punched with that on Bariyum Singh’s nose and it started bleeding seriously. Mangat Ram and his friends started breaking the vehicle with iron rod. When Somnath and Rajinder got out of the Vehicle, one of them hit Somnath on head with an iron rod, his head cracked and he started bleeding. When Amanpreet Kaur went to save her husband Somnath, Mangat Ram started hurting her too, he slapped her and took out her sari and she was only with blouse and petticoat. They also started beating the sick Rajinder. By the time there came the Bridegrooms bus so they ran away from the place they took Amanpreet’s purse where she had kept her mobile and some money. But when they were running away some people from the bridegroom side could catch hold one among the accused group, his name is Punit Kumar. They took punit and went to Mahatpur PS and filed the FIR. Then they were sent to district hospital Unna for treatment.
Chelladurai (40), S/o Thiruman, belongs to dalit Arunthathiyar community, is resident of Mulaiampoondi village, Mulanoor, Tiruppur District. He is a farm labour, married and father of two daughters.
On 05/05/2013, while he was returning from work, in his bicycle, one Senthil (33) called him and asked him to stop. But Chelladurai, who was tired after work, was hesitant to stop and told that he would like to go home. Senthil again called him loudly. On hearing the shout, Muthusamy father of Senthil, Chinnu and Sundarasamy all gathered and rushed towards Chelladurai. Being infuriated by this Senthil’s father, stopped his vehicle, saying “how dare you sakkili not obeying our orders? Senthil kicked the By-cycle and Chelladurai.Chelladurai fell down. Muthusamy slapped him with his slipper, Chinnu kicked him and Sundarasamy beaten him with a big wooden stick found near the tea shop.
On hearing the shout of Chelladurai, with the help of Senthil, a dalit, Mariammal w/o Chelladurai, called 108 and took him to the Tarapuram Government Hostpital. On 06/05/2013, a complaint was given and case was registered. But the Police have not arrested the perpetrators and negligent to take action on the complaint.