Forcibly Obstructing the way of a person causing damage to the property and physical harm along with caste based verbal abuse (Code: hp-kangra-nagrota-6, Date: 17-May-2020 )

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Case Title

Case primary details

Case posted by Centre for Mountain Dalit Rights Himachal Pradesh
Case code hp-kangra-nagrota-6
Case year 17-May-2020
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
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 17-May-2020
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: KANGRA(DP)
State: Himachal Pradesh
Police station NAGROTA BAGWAN
Complaint date 17-May-2020
FIR date 17-May-2020

Case brief

Case summary

On the morning of 17 May 2020, while Satpal Kumar (belonging to Mahasa community of Scheduled Castes) was going to work on his bike, his passage was obstructed by Mukesh(belongs to Ghirath Community of OBCs), his neighbour who arrived in his Car Thar and blocked the way not allowing his movement. When Satpal requested and demanded the way be cleared, Mukesh started abusing and insulting him with caste names in a public place. When Satpal resisted such abusive behaviour, Mukesh drawing out a baseball bat from his Thar car, attacked Satpal violently causing his left arm to fracture alongside other grave injuries and pain. Moving further, Mukesh used the bat to damage Satpal\'s bike severely and intimidate him. Upon listening to the screams and shrieks of Satpal and his nephew, few village people came to their rescue, post which Satpal was taken to hospital. Seeing the severity of the injuries and wounds, the doctor called the police and thereafter a case was registered in the Police station and the investigation is still in process.

Its to be noted that this is the third explicit incident of caste-based violence that has been perpetrated upon Satpal\'s family by Mukesh and which involves case abuse in a public place, physical harm, intimidation and public humiliation, damage to property. 

Satpal and his family have been traumatized and living in fear of Mukesh. They are now afraid of the safety and security of their and their families lives after this incident of caste violence. 

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