Dalit writer stabbed to death at Kolhapur residence

Special Inspector General of Police Vishwas Nangare-Patil said all angles are being probed to confirm the reason behind the murder.

By: Express News Service | Kolhapur | Updated: March 4, 2017 8:47 am
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Ambedkarite writer and orator Dr Krushna Kiravle (63) was allegedly murdered at his residence in MHADA Colony in Kolhapur’s Rajendra Nagar area around 2 pm on Friday. According to police, Kiravle was stabbed in the bedroom of his house located near Shivaji University. Primary investigation has suggested that Kiravle’s murder could be a fallout of a financial dispute, said police. Deputy Superintendent of Police Harsh Potdar told mediapersons that a carpenter, Pritam Patil, has been detained for interrogation. Special Inspector General of Police Vishwas Nangare-Patil said all angles are being probed to confirm the reason behind the murder.

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Police said that Kiravle’s wife, who was at home when the incident took place, had said that three persons came to their house on Friday afternoon. Investigation has revealed that a few days ago, they had a quarrel with Kiravle over payment for furniture at his home.

Kiravle, who was from Sirsala village in Maharashtra’s Beed district, retired a few months ago as head of the Marathi Department of Shivaji University.

Born on May 4, 1954, Kiravle was a well-known orator on Dalit issues. An alumnus of Milind College in Aurangabad, he penned books on a range of issues like Dalit Shahiri, Dalit movement, writings of Baburao Bagul. He was chairman of the 31st Asmitadarsh Sahitya Sammelan.

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    Ameya Dahale
    Mar 4, 2017 at 1:58 am
    Look how sinister the reporting is. What do you want to convey? Is it because of his Dalit credentials that he got killed? There's no angle whatsoever till on this case. Disgusting.
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      Prateik
      Mar 4, 2017 at 5:04 am
      Excellent job RSS!
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        Pure.brahmin
        Mar 4, 2017 at 5:02 am
        Love you.
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          Pure.brahmin
          Mar 4, 2017 at 5:01 am
          This isn't an excellent development. I wasn't expecting this for a long time. That fellow has been the enemy of Bharat and therefore deserves to be killed.
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            Pratap Das
            Mar 4, 2017 at 4:11 am
            Why is our media including Indian express so retrograde? Any person losing his life is a tragic event for humanity irrespective of caste and religion. Why do newspapers highlight caste or religion and reinforce the division's playing the tunes of some political parties?
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              anu
              Mar 4, 2017 at 1:49 am
              Shame on IE for such a misleading headline. The arrogant leftist media should be taken to task and legal proceeding initiated for vicious intent in dividing the country's people.
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                Jai hind
                Mar 4, 2017 at 8:17 am
                Head on twist ...on action ... have u removed twig thrusted in ur back ..
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                  PB
                  Mar 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm
                  Irresponsible coverage of the incident, leaving the important issues and highlighting trivial issues to sensationalize the w thing and improve the circulation. Its the death day for true journalism.
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