11 members died after eating poison mixed prasada at temple, In Chamarajanagar District, Hanur taluk, Ramapura Hobli, Sulvadi Village, Kuch Kuth Maramma Temple. (Code: KAR/CHN/2018-11, Date: 14-Dec-2018 )

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Case posted by Human Rights Forum for Dalit Liberation-Karnataka
Case code KAR/CHN/2018-11
Case year 14-Dec-2018
Type of atrocity Forces to drink or eat such inedible or obnoxious substance
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? Yes

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Case incident date 14-Dec-2018
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: CHAMARAJANAGAR
State: Karnataka
Police station Hanur
Complaint date 14-Dec-2018
FIR date 14-Dec-2018

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Chamarajnagar district, Hanur Taluk, Ramapura hobli, Sulvadi village, there was a temple called kuch kuth Maramma and Maramma is goddess here in this temple, this temple had a committiee and to take care at the same time the time growing temple had many income from its devotees and present temple account had 45 lak bank balance. the second swamiji and also the temple committee president immadi Mahadevaswami planned to grab the amount of temple. because of income of temple there was two parties in the temple committee one is from Suttur Matas first Swamiji Guruswamijis group and the immadi Mahadevaswamijji is the second group, this secound Swamiji Mahadevaswamijji had sexual relationship with Ambika who is from Sulvadi village and the temple secretary Madeshs wife . sohe planned to spoil the name of temple trustees and to dissolve the trust reform the trust and to join Ambika and her wife Madesha to the temple trust and rule the temple in own and grab the amount of temple . one day there was a meeting a tower of temple but in this meeting Immadi Mahadevaswamijji group opposes and says don\\\'t build but the group of Guruswamijjis says will build the tower and forcefully Guruswamijjis group decides to build the temple tower , as decided before on 14-12-2018 at 9 am in the morning the tower building proses puja was done and for this there was prasada Vegetable palsw{food) was prepared to distribute for the temple devotees after the Puja. Immadi Mahadevaswamy had planned before that to spoil the name of temple trustees and to dissolve the trust the day before on 13-12-2018 had with Ambika and her Husband Madesha and doddaiah had discussed and planned to mix poison in to the prasada. as desided Ambika Ambika calls her relative who is working at agriculture officer Siddappaswami and says I need a medicine for my from plants and gets 500 mls of three bottles of monocrotopass.

on 14-12-2018 morning at 8 am food cooks Lokesh, Eranna and Puttaswamy who are From  Sulvadi villagecooks Vegetable palaw after finishing cooking cook Lokesh goes home to take bath.there enters Ambika husbend Madesha and Doddaiah and say another two cooks eranna and Puttasawmy go out and arrange plates and water to give prasada to devotees and they goes out to prepare what they says here inside these two mixes the half litter of poison monocrotopass into the prasada(Vegetable palaw). Eranna comes back he gets some bad smell soon he asks Madesha and doddaiah what\'s this smell? for that they says it\'s a camphor smell nothing will happen go and distribute the prasada and he had distributer it. first neariy ten devotees eats it and have thrown the leaf. from the leftover thrown leaf the crow was eaten and nearly 60 crows were dead seeing that people says that something has been mixed in the Prasada don\'t eat but it was no use by that time nearly 120 devotees have been eaten it. in this prasada eaten devotees some were fallen, some were vomiting and some were crying because of stomach burning. soon all of them ware taken by goods auto to nearby government primary health centres of Ramapura, Martalli mali Mahadeshwara hills. there nearly 104 Devotees hsve been primary treatment has been give and for further treatment they have been sent to Kollegal Govarnment taluk Hospital, Chamarajanagar district hospital, Mysore district hospetal (K R hoapetal) and the critical condition patents were admitted in many of the private hospetal of Mysore city. in that 104 patents 17 people have been dead in that 10 people are belongs to schedule caste Lambani communityu belongs 7 people and Madiga community belong 3 people and the other 7 are from OBC belongs community people. know nearly 104 patents under treatment in deferent hospitals of Mysore  city and some of their condition is very critical since its powerful poison doctor has told that it\'s very difficult to survey and they won\'t be give guaranty for one year, in that patents 69 people are belongs to schedule cast community. the Government of Karnataka hed taken care of the expenditure of treatment and at present rupees 5 lak check has been issued to the dead people family by the Government.this incident case has been complained and have filed at Ramapura police station the crime No; 266/2018, IPC 1860 u/s 304, r/w 34, has been put. in this case more of the schedule caste belongs people have died and some are still under treatment so we have forced to add sc/st(poa) amendment 2015 in the FIR. 

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