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|Case posted by
|Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch
|Type of atrocity
|Intentionally insults or intimidates with intent to humiliate
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?
|Fact finding date
|Case incident date
|Village: Not recorded
Gurucharan Mallick is a resident of village Tikhiri under Marsaghai PS of Kendrapara district. There is a village temple in Tikhiri which runs on the contribution by the villagers; for that Rs.150/- per annum is contributed by every family. During Covid-19 situation many families could not pay their contribution. Recently, the village committee decided to collect the backlog and current year contributions. On 16.4.2022 a group of villagers went to the house of Gurucharan Mallick at about 10 PM and entered into his house. At that time Gurucharan was absent and his wife Rekha Mallick was alone at home. Three of the group trespassed into the house and focused torch lights as they looked for Gurucharan, Rekha protested and was abused. Shortly after that Gurucharan reached home and asked the intruders why they have entered his house at such late hour. This led to hot exchanges between them.
On the next morning, Gurucharan and his father were summoned to the village meeting headed by the Sarapanch Gurucharan was charged for abusing the group who had gone to collect the contribution for the temple. He was abused in the meeting by caste name, threatened to impose social boycott, even the Sarapanch himself knew the truth and practicality. When he begged apology, he was not spared; he was forced to rub his nose on the human spitting.
A complaint in this regard was filed by his wife and registered as Marsaghai PS no-116 dated 18.4. 2022 U/S 448, 294, 341, 323, 354, 354-B. 384, 506 IPC with 3(1) (r)(s), (2)(va) of SC ST PoA Act. Surprisingly none of the accused have been arrested so far.