Two Dalits brutally murdered by caste Hindus In Karnataka, Chamarajanagar District, Santhemaralli Village. (Code: KAR/CHN/2015-01, Date: 19-Mar-2015 )

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Case primary details

Case posted by National Dalit Movement For Justice - NDMJ Karnataka
Case code KAR/CHN/2015-01
Case year 19-Mar-2015
Type of atrocity Murder
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 19-Mar-2015
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
State: Karnataka
Police station Santhemarahalli
Complaint date 19-Mar-2015
FIR date 19-Mar-2015

Case brief

Case summary

Krishnaiah(50) and Nanjaiah(55) both of them belongs to scheduled caste of subcaste Holeya community, krishnaiah was resident of Deshavalli and nanjaiah was a resident of kavudavaadi of Chamarajanagara Taluk.

Krishnaiah and Nanjaiah are working together since 15 years in Santhemarahalli villege land lord cum banana business man  Vijay, who is also wellknown congress leader belongs to Lingayath by caste. The two victims are sent to cut the banana crop of Shivappa who is a another banana merchant on 17th March,.

both the victims was cutting banana crop for two days at the above said shivappa banana thota. on 19th March Morning shivappa came to spot and asked the victims to stop cutting crops, and he forced them not to cut the crop bcos permision was given from my sidel during this time there was an argument between these people.

Since, the workers belongs to lower caste they raised voice against the command, the land lord shivappa and  others used deadly weapons and cut their heads, murdered brutally.

after the murder the owner of these two workers Vijay deny that, he did not given any caution to cut the crop.

the case is registered at santhemarahalli police station under POA Sc/st Act 1989. few accused were surrendered and others were absconding.



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