Atrocities on Manash Behera of village Kanti under Pipili Police Station of Puri District for taking bath in village pond (Code: OD/10-08-20/, Date: 06-Aug-2020 )

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Case Title

Case primary details

Case posted by Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch
Case code OD/10-08-20/
Case year 06-Aug-2020
Type of atrocity Voluntarily causing simple hurt and grievous hurt
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 06-Aug-2020
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Puri District(DP)
State: Odisha
Police station Pipli
Complaint date 08-Aug-2020
FIR date 11-Aug-2020

Case brief

Case summary

Village Kanti is situated in Pipili Police Station of Puridistrict. Total habitation of the village is around 200 household out of which 166 household are Khandayats, 10 household Karana, 42 household from different OBC castes and 30 SC families. Among the SCs there are 15 household of Kandara, 12 household of Bauris and 3 households of Dhoba. The Khandayat are not only majority in number, they also dominant in the society in all issues and impose feudal caste practices in the village. The SCs are not permitted to ride bicycle in the village or take out marriage procession; temple entry is banned for them. The Dhobas are not allowed to use the main village road; they go to their sahi on a separate Bandha covering almost 3Kms more than the village road. Few years back, there were cases of violence on the Dhobas to force them to extend customary caste service to the dominant castes which was closed following compromise. Now Dhobas from other village provide service to these villagers.


            On 6.08.2020 Manas Behera was taking bath in the village pond at about 11:30 AM. Then two of the accused Kartik Parida and Achyuta Pradhan came to the bank of the Pond, abused by caste name asked Manas to come out of the pond. They also threatened not to dare repeating the act. In the afternoon, 4 members of dominant caste went to Manas’s house, abused his family, his elder brother and Mother to the village meeting. They beat them up and threatened to set their house on fire if they take bath in village pond any further. They also demanded a penalty of Rs. 20000/-. Manas’s father and mother begged apology, still they were beater up resulting in injuries. They went to the Health Centre and got treatment for the injuries. SaratParida, one of the leading persons of the village told them to settle the issue amicably. When nothing happened, Manas filed a complaint in Pipili Police Stationon 08.08.2020. There was village meeting by the dominant castes and they imposed social boycott on the victim family. Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch was informed about the incident, a fact finding was done and discussion with the IIC and SDPO, Pipili took place; following which FIR No. 229/20 was registered u/s 341, 323, 294, 506, 354A, 34 of IPC with 3 (1) (r) (s) (w) (i) 2 (va) of SC&ST PoA Act on 11.08.2020. 

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