In Madhya Pradesh, brutality against Dalit family, youth murdered, mother stripped
It would break anyone’s heart to hear a sister screaming over her brother’s dead body. But the skin of the people in power is so thick that even lice cannot crawl on them.
By Siddharth Gautam
The incident took place in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. A heart-wrenching news has come to light from Baroudiya-Naunagir of Khurai Dehat police station area in Sagar district. Here the girl’s 18 year old brother was killed for not reaching a compromise in the old case of molestation of a Dalit girl. According to the sister of the deceased, the goons of the BJP minister killed the victim’s 18-year-old brother. Not only this, the mother who came to save her son was stripped and beaten. His house was demolished.
The incident took place last Thursday, August 24. After the incident, the police have registered a case against 9 named and four other accused on the complaint under various sections including murder. However, some accused are still absconding. One of the accused, Sarpanch Pati, is also absconding.
The sister of the deceased told that Vikram Singh, Komal Singh and Azad Singh of the village had come to the house. Started telling mother to resign. Mother said that when the hearing comes, we will resign on the same day. On this he said to the mother that isn’t the life of children dear? After giving such threat he left. The younger brother had gone to the bus stand to buy vegetables. He was returning home from there when the accused started assaulting him on the way. When mom came to save her, they also beat her and exposed her in front of 70 people. I folded my hands and legs but did not leave my brother. Threatened to rape me. I saved my life by running into the forest.
The victim’s family says that all the accused are goons of a BJP minister.
This incident has shaken the capital of Madhya Pradesh from Bhopal to Delhi. BSP supremo Mayawati along with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad have also fiercely cornered the Madhya Pradesh government in this matter.
Let us tell you that recently in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and State Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan laid the foundation of Ravidas Temple at a cost of Rs 100 crore. In the same district, a Dalit youth was killed by the goons of a BJP minister. It is clear that all the parties and leaders pretend to build statues of great Bahujan great men including Babasaheb Ambedkar and Satguru Ravidas for the votes of Dalits, but remain idle in the matter of stopping atrocities on Dalits. You tell the story of daily reports of atrocities on Dalits in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Siddharth Gautam is a student of Delhi University. Siddharth, who is interested in journalism and writing, does freelance writing. Has been the winner of many university level writing competitions in Delhi.
Courtesy : Dalit Dastak
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