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On 6th March 2015, Dola Purnima Festival was being celebrated at Sribantpur village and Dalit communities of Chakradhar Sola also went there to see Dala yatra. But the dominant caste people did not allow them to enjoy festival, consequently, there was altercation between two communities followed by attack on dalits by dominant caste people and threfore five dalit people were got injured and some of them sustained severe injury. After getting the information, the police reached the spot and lifted five injured people to Dharmasala police station. Majority of male members of Dalit communities visited police station to see injured people. Taking this as an advantage, the dominant caste people in large numbers entered Dalit hamlet at 5.00 PM and attacked women, children and old people. They destroyed household belonging like TV, Motor Cycle and fan and caused damaged to some of the houses. In the attack Tapoi Mallick was severelly assaulted.
Out of 11 complaints filed only 2 complaints got registered by Dharmasla police. As a consequence of complaint registration, the dalits are economically boycotted. The land used by dalits communities for sharecropping is now withdrawn. The dalits have to go far away places for the marketing. There is a sole tube well between hamlets of two communities. The dalits women have to wait hours to fetch drinking water from the well.
As yet no compensation is paid to the victims.
The houses of Three Dalit families were arsoned and reduced to ashes by named accused persons with an intention to displace these hapless people from the government land. Being displaced by some influencial people from Kendrapada town, three dalit families opted to live in a government land at Nasidipur village and have been living there since last one year by making thached houses. However, these landless dalit families were again faced an anger of dominant caste people. As they tried to settle in a governmet land...the dominant caste people were become jelous of it. On 11.03.2015 at about 9.00 am the accused persons drunk and came to the spot, abused them with caste name and filthy language and threatened them to leave the place or they would set ablze the houses. On 12.03.2015, at about 1.00 am , they again came to the spot and set on fire the houses and fled away.
About 34 dalit families live in Sanagada village under Ranapur police station of Nayagarh district. Every year they celebrate Ganesh Puja followed by immersion ceremony of Lord Ganesh with a procession covering 7 hamlets of the village. On 6.09.2014, at about 9.00 PM, the Dalit communities were conducting immersion procession of Lord Ganesh. While the procession was passing through Kumbhar street, it was intentionally blocked by putting an auto on the middle of the road. While asked by the organizers to shift the auto to a side, the accused persons denied to shift the auto and said that the auto was out of order and could not be shifted. As a result, the procession was diverted to other direction. Meanwhile, few members of Dalit communities was passing by the Kumbhar Street, all of a sudden the members of Kumbhar communities abused them in filthy language and by their caste name and told them “ How dare you to take procession in our street, you untouchable” and started beating them up with stick. The victims were severely got injured and became senseless. The matter was immediately informed to the police. The police sent the victim to Rananpur Hospital for treatment, however, the victims were further shifted to Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar.
Untouchability is strongly practiced in Sanagada village. In hotels, separate glasses are kept for dalits, In shops, the shopkeepers throw goods to the hands of dalit communities. Dalits are not allowed into the temple. Among dalit communities only three boys have passed matriculation and 6 persons are employed in government sector as fourth grade employee and majority of them earn the livelihood from daily labour and have no agriculture land.
On dated 9/3/15 at apprx:3.30 victim Krishna going to meet her relative Bimla at vill. Barsana by bus from kaithal.she was picked up by her relative satyawan from Patiyala chowk jind in jeep.Both was going to vill. Barsana yet satyawan returned to vill. Roopgargh to urgent work at jeep owner Balraj caste jaat.when they reached their but balraj not found their. When they trying to return,accused attack on satyawan from stick as well as broken the jeep.Then accused kidnapped to Krishna in his vehicle and went in field .All six accused Gang Raped to victim,in which one un identified. All accused were arrested.