Dalit’s house burnt as he did not say ‘Ram Ram’ to an upper caste man | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Dalit’s house burnt as he did not say ‘Ram Ram’ to an upper caste man

Jan 15, 2017 10:39 PM IST

A dalit’s house in Daulatpur village here was burnt down on Saturday evening because he did not say ‘Ram Ram ’ to an upper caste (Thakur) man of the village

A dalit’s house in Daulatpur village here was burnt down on Saturday evening because he did not say ‘Ram Ram ’ to an upper caste (Thakur) man of the village. A case was registered against five people and one of the accused was arrested on Sunday.

A dalit’s house in Daulatpur village here was burnt down on Saturday evening because he did not say ‘Ram Ram ’ to an upper caste (Thakur) man of the village(Representational Photo)
A dalit’s house in Daulatpur village here was burnt down on Saturday evening because he did not say ‘Ram Ram ’ to an upper caste (Thakur) man of the village(Representational Photo)

Dalit Hari Om Katheria said in his FIR that he was working in his fields when Thakur Chhotey Lal passed by. Thakur became angry as Hari Om did not wish him and so he beat up Hari Om, his wife Meera and brother Shyam Sunder. At night, Chhotey Lal and his aides reached Hari Om’s house and again beat him and his family. They fired in the air and set fire to his house.

HT launches Crick-it, a one stop destination to catch Cricket, anytime, anywhere. Explore now!

“Chhotey Lal’s father Balram Singh was arrested on Sunday. Search is on for others and force has been deployed to maintain peace in the village,” said S-I Surendra Rao, officiating in charge of Bewar police station.

Superintendent of police (SP) Sunil Kumar Saxena also reached the village on Sunday and assured the dalit family all help and protection.

The issue soon took a political dimension. Zonal coordinator of BSP, Deepak Painter reached the village on Sunday and condemned the incident. SP MLA Brajesh Katheria demanded early arrest of the absconding accused.

Discover the complete story of India's general elections on our exclusive Elections Product! Access all the content absolutely free on the HT App. Download now!

Get Current Updates on India News, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Voting live, Assembly Election 2024 Voting Live, Elections 2024, Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Hemendra Chaturvedi is based in Agra serving as a Principal Correspondent, covering districts of Agra and Aligarh division of western Uttar Pradesh. He has been with HT since 1992 and has completed 25 year of association with HT.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, April 19, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On