Mass Attack & Economic Boycott (Code: OR/JP/12, Date: 06-Mar-2015 )

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Case Title

Case primary details

Case posted by NDMJ Odisha
Case code OR/JP/12
Case year 06-Mar-2015
Type of atrocity Voluntarily causing simple hurt and grievous hurt
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

Fact Finding

Fact finding date

Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 06-Mar-2015
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Jajpur District(DP)
State: Odisha
Police station IIC Dharmasala
Complaint date 06-Mar-2015
FIR date 11-Mar-2015

Case brief

Case summary

On 6th March 2015, Dola Purnima Festival was being celebrated at Sribantpur village and Dalit communities of Chakradhar Sola also went there to see Dala yatra. But the dominant caste people did not allow them to enjoy festival, consequently, there was altercation between two communities followed by attack on dalits by dominant caste people and threfore  five dalit people were got injured and some of them sustained severe injury. After getting the information, the police reached the spot and lifted five injured people to Dharmasala police station. Majority of male members of  Dalit communities visited police station to see injured people. Taking this as an advantage, the dominant caste people in large numbers entered Dalit hamlet at 5.00 PM and attacked women, children and old people. They destroyed household belonging like TV, Motor Cycle and fan and  caused damaged to some of the houses. In the attack Tapoi Mallick was severelly assaulted.

Out of 11 complaints filed only 2 complaints got registered by Dharmasla police. As a consequence of complaint registration, the dalits are economically boycotted. The land used by dalits communities for sharecropping is now withdrawn. The dalits have to go far away places for the marketing. There is a sole tube well between hamlets of two communities. The dalits women have to wait hours to fetch drinking water from the well.

As yet no compensation is paid to the victims.

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