Arson and Physical Attack by dominant caste in Bramhadihi, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha (Code: OD-ALVM-JSP-002-2016, Date: 13-Mar-2016 )

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Case primary details

Case posted by Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch
Case code OD-ALVM-JSP-002-2016
Case year 13-Mar-2016
Type of atrocity Commits mischief by fire (Arson) or any other explosive substance causing damage to house, property or place of worship
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 13-Mar-2016
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Jagatsinghpur (DP)
State: Odisha
Police station Balikuda
Complaint date 13-Mar-2016
FIR date 13-Mar-2016

Case brief

Case summary

Three dalit   families belonging to Bauri Caste have encroached on a piece of government land adjacent to their own land. The said government land was under their possession and penalty under encroachment case was paid by them for years. Recently two brothers Brundaban Kandi and Gopal Kandi were granted houses under Indira Awas Yojana and they started construction of the new bounding over the encroached land.

              Some of the advanced caste persons with the intention of depriving the victims from possession of the government land and to grab the same land attacked the SC families on 13.03.2016, abused and assaulted them, set fire on their dwelling houses demolished the half constructed houses and took away the stacked iron rod collected by the victims for construction of building. The fire was put out by Fire brigade.

            The dalits filed complaint with the local Police on the same day and the FIR was registered on the next day.

            One women Lilia Kandi sustained injury which was later found that her hand had fractured bones. She was admitted to District Headquarter Hospital, Jagatsinghpur on 13.03.2016 till 19.03.2016. 

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