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In Proddatur village, Sankarapalli mandal, Ranga Reddy district, the dalit youth and elders wanted to have Ambedkar statue near Panchayat office and they all approached the Sarpanch and submitted a memorandum for permission. He agreed for the same and fixed to conduct bhumi puja on 07-03-2020. Though the sarpanch agreed for the proposal as all the Dalits approached him, in heart of hearts he was not interested for erecting a statue of Ambedkar at Panchayat office. Moreover, the dalit households are only 155 out of a total of 600 households in the village. As they constitute only 25% the rest of the castes dominate them. They are not allowed to participate with other castes in celebrating Batukamma festival and they are not allowed to enter the Hanuman temple or other temples. This being the status of the Dalits, the sarpanch thought that they should not be allowed to erect Ambedkar statue at Panchayat office. So, he passed on the information to Reddy and B.C. castes of the village about their plans and instigated them to prevent the program. Dalits as per the plans came to Panchayat office on 07-03-2020 at about 11.30 a.m. for conducting Bhumi Puja. They placed a flexi of the programme, broke coconuts at the place and were making other preparations for the programme. Meanwhile, a large gathering of Reddies, B.C.s came to the venue and started objecting to the programme. They said that Ambedkar is not acceptable to all and they also would erect statues of Sivaji, Vivekananda, Ilamma and others. In fact, it was the Sarpanch who instigated others to come and create nuisance. The Sarpanch, also shouted at the Dalits and removed the flexi. He accused the Dalits that they are creating problems in the village. He said, ‘Ambedkar is your man and if you want his statue, you erect it in your colony’. Dalits spoke in a friendly way with Sarpanch and reminded him that he gave permission and now questioning them. Despite the appeals by Dalits, the sarpanch did not budge and he along with others abused Dalits in filthy language and pushed them away. The sarpanch himself informed and called the police, who came and dispersed the gathering. A complaint was given by Dalits, but the case was registered on 12-03-2020.
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Pasam Hema/15, SC Mala by caste is the daughter of Pasam Vedan and Lilly Florence. Hema’s brother Sarat is studying Intermediate second year in Sri Chaitanya college and Hema is studying junior Intermediate in Scholar’s college at Piduguralla. Vedan and Lilly Florence work as teachers in a private school.
One year prior to the incident Hema came into touch with one Mr Jaya Krishna S/o Vasu of the same village thorough Face Book. Hema and Jaya Krishna became close to each other and they use to meet frequently. Hema thorough her relatives came to know that Jaya Krishna’s character is not good and stopped talking with him. Jaya Krishna said to Hema that he has completed his degree whereas, Hema came to know that he has studied 10th standard only. Jaya Krishna continuously, pestered Hema and threatened to keep their photos in Face Book and WhatsApp. Jaya Krishna told to all the classmates of Hema that she is his lover and used to follow her where ever she went.
On 26th September 2018 Jaya Krishna forcibly took Hema to Vishakhapatnam by threatening her that he will murder his father. He took Hema to his brother’s house in Visakhapatnam and from there he took her to Satyanarayana temple in Annavaram exchanged garlands and said that their marriage was over. Since then Jaya Krishna’s father and his friends warned Hema that she is the wife of Jaya Krishna and if at all she leaves him away they will not spare her. Hema was locked in a room for 20days and food was served to her in the room itself. They used to mix some sedatives in the food and give to her. Hema’s parents were worried about her and searched everywhere. Her parents did not lodge a police complaint as they were afraid that it will be very hard for them to get her married and also that they will lose respect in the society.
On one day Hema’s parents were on their way back to home from church and they found Jaya Krishna near the petrol bunk. They caught hold of Jaya Krishna asked about their daughter and warned him that they will lodge a police complaint if he fails to handover Hema. Jaya Krishna was afraid and took them to his house. Hema’s parents approached the elders gave counselling to both of them and took back their daughter Hema. Hema resumed her life as usual and was back to her college. Jaya Krishna did not stop making phone calls to Hema.
During the Pongal holidays in January 2019 Hema went to her aunt’s house at Guntur along with her parents. On 17th January 2019 Jaya Krishna forced Hema to come out of the house on the pretext that he will handover all the photos to her. Hema met Jaya Krishna and asked him for the photos. Jaya Krishna forcibly took Hema in an auto to Chilakaluripet and from there took her to Tirupati in a bus and there they stayed in a lodge for 3 days. All these 3 days Jaya Krishna forcibly has sex with Hema. IN the meantime, Jaya Krishna informed to his father about the matter and he suggested to Jaya Krishna to change his sim card. Jaya Krishna changed his sim card and took Hema to Nagapatnam, from there they came to Vijayawada and from Vijayawada they moved to Mysore, Coimbatore, Ooty, Goa and other places. Hema’s father having come to know that she was missing they lodged a complaint in Arundalpet PS of Guntur city. On the reasons of jurisdiction, the case was transferred to Nallapadu PS. Ultimately, Hema and Jaya Krishna reached Hyderabad and Jaya Krishna’s father met them with some people and warned her their consequences and asked her to say before the police that she has willingly went with Jaya Krishna, or else they will see her end.
Later Jaya Krishna along with Hema reached their house at Piduguralla. Hema’s father went to Jaya Krishna’s house along with police and caught them both. Jaya Krishna was remanded to Judicial custody based on the statement of Hema.
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Beeraka Jyotsna/27 SC Madiga by caste is the resident of Perecherla village, Medikonduru mandal, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Jyotsna married Govinda Raju, BC Padmasali by caste of the same village. Govinda Raju has already married a woman of his same caste, before his marriage with Jyotsna. Govinda Raju and Jyotsna have two children. Unable to manage both the families, he used to come to Jyotsna’s house now and then. Jyotsna is an agriculture worker and she is taking care of her two children. Daughter Jyothi (10) is studying in 6th class and son Ravi Teja studying 2nd class in the Government School, Perecherla.
On 17/3/2019 at about 4pm Jyothi and her schoolmate Syam while watering the plants in the school had a small dispute. During this dispute Syam abused Jyothi in filthy language “Lanja”. Jyothi in reaction slapped Syam. On 19/3/2019 Jyothi’s mother Jyotsna asked Syam for abusing Jyothi and warned him. Meanwhile, Syam’s mother Mari and his grand mother Padma came to the house of Jyotsna and abused her in filthy language “eme Lanja, my son abused your daughter Lanja, now I am calling you Lanja, how dare you asked my son”, and then Mary stabbed with knife on the left side of the stomach and left side of the back. Jyotsna’s mother knowing about the incident, rushed to the place of incident, Mary stabbed Jyotsna’s mother Kakumanu Chinnammaye on the right thigh. Both Jyotsna and her mother had severe bleeding, immediately the neighbours shifted them to the Government Hospital, Guntur. Jyotsna had 27 stitches and she was discharged from the hospital on 4th April 2019. At present Jyotsna is unable to go for work and therefore the family is finding it hard to get food.
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Annamma and her husband Yesobu are residents of Amruthaluru village. They have two daughters and a son. The daughters are married while the son discontinued M.A. and stays with them. There is a large pit of 45 cents in front of their house and since it is a deep pit it was sold at low price to Annamma and Yesobu. They purchased the pit long ago and slowly worked hard and filled it with their hard work. Now it is turned into an even surface site which is looking good. When it was a pit no one bothered, but now that it is levelled and looking good, evil thoughts to occupy it came to others, particularly, their neighbor, Mr. Kondapaneni Bhaskar Rao, belonging to Kamma caste. He filed a case claiming ownership to that land and the court delivered judgment on 02-05-2018 that the land belongs to Yesobu. On 18-03-2019 one advocate by name Sampath Siva Nageswara Rao along with 10 members of his caste came along with an unofficial surveyor to measure their land. Daughters of Yesobu questioned them as to how they can make measurements without an official and without notice. They shouted, abused and attacked the family of Yesobu in caste terms and said the land belongs to Kondapaneni Bhaskar Rao. They said, they came with the orders of the court and don’t care anyone. They said: “if anyone objects, we will throw them away” They attacked the daughters of Yesobu and said “push away these mala bitches” and dragged them forcibly. They threatened: “you vacate this land or else we will burn your house along with you”. When Yesobu approached the Amruthaluru police, they refused to register the case saying that the land dispute has been there since long and told Yesobu family to go to court. Then Yesobu sent a written complaint to SI and CI by registered post. Upon receipt of the written complaint, DSP visited the place and made enquiries. The DSP was told by the villagers that the land belonged to Yesobu. After ascertaining the facts, an F.I.R was registered.
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Siddala Vijay/35 and his wife Rahelu SC Madiga by caste reside at Dolas Nagar, Tadepalli mandal of Guntur district. They have one daughter and two sons. Daughter Avila/15 studied 9th class and she discontinued her studies. Later Avila started going to work with her parents at China Kakani village at Guntur district. They worked for 3months in that place. Munabolu Gopi is an auto driver belonging to China Kakani village, and he used to transport the workers from China Kakani to Dolas Nagar regularly. At that time, Gopi developed intimacy with Avila. Later Avila stopped going for work in China Kakani. Avila resumed to go for work in leaf plates manufacturing (Istarakula) Company at Yerrabalem. Everyday Gopi used to go for Istarakula Company at Yerrabalem meet Avila and he expressed that he very much likes Avila, without her friendship he will die.
Every day morning Avila’s father Vijay drops her on his bike and evening bring her back to home. On the day of incident, i.e., on 16th May 2019 morning as usually, Avila’s father Vijay dropped her at the company. Later Gopi came to the company and asked Avila to come along with him and threatened her if she does not come with him, he will die. Then Avila and Gopi eloped to Vijayawada and from there Gopi took Avila to his house at Jaggayya Peta. Gopi’s parents refused Avila, and did not agree to allow her in to their house because she belongs to Madiga by caste. Hence, Gopi took Avila to Ganganamma Temple nearer to that place and tied Mangala sutra to Avila. Later Gopi took Avila to his sister in law’s house at T V Palli village of Devarakonda. Gopi’s sister in law namely Devi went to work by the time Gopi and Avila reached her house. After the return of Devi in the evening, Gopi narrated the issue. Devi beat Gopi and asked them to leave her house. Gopi requested his sister in law Devi to allow them to stay for that night in her house and that they will leave in the morning. Devi allowed them to stay for that night, Gopi and Avila slept on the terrace of the house. On the next day they went away and returned in the night they stayed on the terrace without Devi’s knowledge. These two days they had sexual intercourse.
Later Avila’s father Vijay with the help of Police traced Gopi’s phone and went to Devarakonda caught hold of them and brought them to Mangalagiri Rural police station.