After 31 yrs, 9 get life term, 41 let off in Dalit carnage in Raj
ALWAR: A special court for SC/ST cases on Saturday awarded life sentences to nine people in the sensational ‘Kumher Kaand’ case of Bharatpur district, in which 16 Dalits were killed and over 44 others were injured in 1992. The court acquitted 41 others accused in the case.
A dispute between two communities – Jatavs, a Scheduled Caste, and Jats – in Kumher area had led to the massacre of 16 people on June 6, 1992, in what remains the largest carnage of Dalits in the state. The investigation was handed over to CBI, which filed a chargesheet against 83 accused after recording the statements of 283 people. The convicts are Lakho, Prem Singh, Man Singh, Rajveer, Pritam, Paras Jain, Chetan, Shiv Singh and Gopal. During the prolonged trial of the case in the SC/ST court, 32 accused died while one is still absconding. TNN
Massacre left 16 dead & 44 injured
The ‘Kumher Kaand’ still haunts the Jatavs of the district. As per official records, the massacre left 16 dead and 44 seriously injured and hospitalised while extensive damage was caused to property, cattle, and stored grain of the victims. It was believed at the time that the number of lives lost and the magnitude of the damage caused was far more than what the official records said.
Courtesy : TOI
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