ATTACK & CASTE ABUSE - ROWTHULAPUDI (Code: DSS-AP-EG-07, Date: 27-Apr-2015 )

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Case Title

Case primary details

Case posted by Dalit Sthree Sakthi (DSS)
Case code DSS-AP-EG-07
Case year 27-Apr-2015
Type of atrocity Other Crimes Against SCs
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? Yes

Fact Finding

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 27-Apr-2015
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: VISAKHAPATNAM RURAL
State: Andhra Pradesh
Police station Not recorded
Complaint date 27-Apr-2015
FIR date 28-Apr-2015

Case brief

Case summary

Brief Detailsof the Incident:

Maddi Narasimha Murthy (32) S/o Rajarao and Kancharla Chinna Apparao S/o Veera Swamy (36) SC Mala by caste are the native of Rowthulapudi village & Mandal, East Godavari District. The both are friends. Maddi Narasimha Murthy lorry driver by profession and his wife Ratna kumari is house wife. He has three daughters eldest daughter is studying 6th, second daughter is studying 3rd in the Rowthulapudi Govt High School and the youngest daughter is of 3 years. Kancharla Apparao (36) and his wife Parvathi are agricultural workers. His son is studying 4th standard and daughter is studying 2nd standard in Rowthulapudi Government School.

On 27/04/2015 afternoon around 2’o  clock after filling  petrol in the bike on their way back to home stopped at a  Brandy shop and asked  the people at the counter for water packet. One Mr. Koruprolu Narasimha Murthy BC Koppula Velama by caste and of the same village having liquor in the same shop abused in the name of caste saying “ Malalanjakoduka  should I give water to you?” Are you rowdies!  He uttered many abusive words and went away quickly in the direction of Panchayat office. M. Narasimha Murthy and K. Chinna Apparao were on their way back to home on their bike. K. Narasimha Murthy informed the matter to one Mr. Bandaru Sattibabu owner of a Pan shop, they both came back with iron rods. They stopped the bike of Narasimha Murthy, took out the iron rod abused in the name of caste saying “Ee Mala Na Koduku Pani Ee Debbatho Aipothundi” ( This Mala fellow will be finished with this slash) and attacked with rods.  Both Maddi Narasimha Rao and Kancharla Chinnapparao were grievously injured and had multiple injuries on shoulders, head and legs.  Having come to known about the attack Mala Caste elders Barre Rajeswara Rao (50), Yadagiri Satya Prakash (49) and Kancharla Raju (54) reached the spot immediately, moved to the hospital and got a case registered in the Annavaram PS with the help of DSS.    

Rowthulapudi is the mandal headquarters. There about 200 SC & ST families and 500 families of BCs & OCs consisting of Setti Balija and Kapu. SCs mostly depends on BCs & OCs to earn their livelihood and go as agricultural laborers in their fields. The SCs face continuous humiliation, harassment and discrimination in the hands of BC & OC communities.

Interventions:

  •          Conducted Fact Finding
  •          Got the case registered
  •          Ensured the arrest of the accused

List of Documents:

  •          Fact finding Report
  •          FIR

Present Status:

  •          Accused arrested and sent to remand
  •          Charge Sheet yet to be filed
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