Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Days after the surprising incident of a village panchayat slapping a wonderful of ₹60,000 on a Dalit minor boy for accidentally touching the picket pole of a village deity and forcing them to maintain out of the village, the Masti police have registered a case in opposition to eight members of the village panchayat beneath numerous sections of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The incident occurred on Sunday on the Hurulukere village in Kolar when the boy touched the pole hooked up to the village deity chariot accidentally all by way of a procession. there have been variations of opinion amongst numerous communities, however nobody dared to go in opposition to the diktat of the panchayat.

it started when villagers had been in a festive temper carrying the procession of Bhootamma idol, the village deity, as a aspect of a 300-yr-previous custom to all of the 5 villages and reached the village of the boy. The boy, an SSLC pupil, lives collectively with his mom who’s a home assist at an condo superior in Kadugodi.

definitely one of many males carrying the chariot stopped for a whereas to take relaxation and supported it to a picket pole, which was about to slip. Noticing this, the sufferer held the pole to cease the chariot from falling.

Venkateshappa, definitely one of many organisers, seen this and accused him of defiling the deity and complained to the village panchayat.

The panchayath members summoned the mom of the boy the subsequent day and slapped a wonderful of ₹60,000 to “cleanse the deity.”

The household was additionally requested to get out of the village and by no means return till the money is organized.

Shocked, the household stayed exterior the village your full night earlier than a pair of of their group members rushed to their assist and escalated the draw again.

contemplating the magnitude of the incident, the Deputy Commissioner of Kolar district and the Superintendent of Police visited the village on Tuesday and held talks to create consciousness amongst the numerous villagers.

The jurisdictional police have additionally been directed to e-book the pachayat members beneath numerous provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act and efforts are on to hint down the members who’re on the run.


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