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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                    Chandra
                    Mar 4, 2017 at 1:35 am
                    Whats wrong with you media guys ?? Why caste is mentioned in this news ?? Is this any way related to his caste?? sick of you....no professional ethics and standards...you shameless creatures are the one who are dividing the society.....#sharmeonindianexpress
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                      iftiindian
                      Mar 4, 2017 at 2:45 am
                      In the garb of Carpenter he must have been killed by manuwadi patronized by present govt.
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                        rahul kumar
                        Mar 4, 2017 at 1:57 am
                        Media always create wedge between people on the name of caste,religion etc....shame on u Indian express
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                          Ratul
                          Mar 4, 2017 at 1:05 am
                          Brahminical atude shown by an Ambedkarite by refusing to pay the carpenter, if it is the case as reported. However, that a well-to-do dalit bereft a worker from his dues will not deter our 'caste-less media' will say Patil belongs to a higher caste.
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                            Ravindran Nambiar
                            Mar 4, 2017 at 2:25 am
                            It seems that without the Adjective Dalit even in such incidents over arguments over pending payments, media like Indian Express can not report news. It is high time that you should introspect about you standard of reporting.
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                              Kumar
                              Mar 4, 2017 at 3:01 am
                              Lucky for the carpenter, had he also not been from dalit cast, he would have also been charged with atrocities towards SC and ST act.
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                                A.s. Malhotra
                                Mar 4, 2017 at 4:05 am
                                Financial matters issues/ disputes never differentiates religions, castes, creeds, races, genders, status and intellectual etc indulges the community to take extreme steps in the form of commiting offences, although their are other mechanisms to resolve financial issues amicably. Anyhow, the Dalit scholar and social worker has lost his precious live over financial matter, as reported in the news. This is lesson that financial dealing should be fair and honest to avoid such great tragedies.
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                                  om taneja
                                  Mar 4, 2017 at 4:16 am
                                  Indian Express should be ashamed for sensationalizing news with caste and crews issues interjected without focusing on issue of financial dispute. The objectivity is totally ignored and there is no purpose of doing proper journalistic search and reporting. It has become a media hoax to stay away from reporting of important news
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                                    Hedonist
                                    Mar 4, 2017 at 1:10 am
                                    The issue doesn't pertain to caste hatred. Yet Indian Express has mentioned caste of the writer.lt;br/gt;Its a regular murder case. Shame to IE.
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                                      Hedonist
                                      Mar 4, 2017 at 3:55 am
                                      In the garb of IIFT, is a converted mullah.
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                                        HEMANTA
                                        Mar 4, 2017 at 5:39 am
                                        my mail on this topic is blocked I have no choice but to tick AGREED on few mails that have filtered through reflecting my thinking
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                                          Prasad Sutar
                                          Mar 4, 2017 at 3:51 am
                                          Exactly....i am localite and the motive appears their very personal financial dispute but the presutes are just not giving up...
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                                            yash sehgal
                                            Mar 4, 2017 at 4:06 am
                                            Murders n other crimes happen everywhere ..lt;br/gt;But why the adjective "dalit" here..lt;br/gt;What mischievous mindset of IE..
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