Dalit girl severly beaten up after her shadow falls on high caste muscleman

The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that they severely beat the girl and threatened to kill her if she was spotted again at the hand pump.

By: Press Trust of India | Chattarpur | Updated: June 16, 2015 4:07 pm
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In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly thrashed by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today.

The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also filed on the same day at Gadi Malhera police station, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Neeraj Pandey said.

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According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s father, the problem began when his daughter was fetching water from a village hand pump and her shadow fell on muscle-man Puran Yadav (belonging to a higher caste) when he happened to pass from there, the ASP said.

The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that the women of the family severely beat the girl and threatened that if she was spotted again at the hand pump, they would kill her, he said.

Yadav’s family also prevented the victim from going to police station, but they somehow managed to reach there.

A case under sections 323, 341, 506 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway.

In several remote pockets of India, where untouchability is still prevalent, people from the lower caste are forbidden to come in contact with those belonging to the higher rung so much so that they can’t share their food, cook for them or even look them in the eye. It is even forbidden for their shadow to fall on higher caste people, who consider it as defiling or polluting.

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    Debasis Sahoo
    May 26, 2016 at 3:59 am
    Jail d culprit 4 3 yrs
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      Akaula
      Jun 21, 2015 at 6:12 am
      Who are Ashrams and Azlaafs in Islam. What about Ummah, people of the book and KAffir clification. Why are there separate churches for separate people in USA and other places. Why are black churches separate from white churches andseprate chinese, Korean and other churches? So keep the BS fro your self. We see every such problem all over. The worst human atrocities have been perpetrated by Christiand and Muslims. Look at how many millions have been destro by Christiand and the Islam, every where they went. So spare me this BS.
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        Indian
        Jun 16, 2015 at 2:57 pm
        Why are you spreading hatred? Even if its a real story, how easy it is for you to term Yadavs sometimes as OBC, and sometimes as higher caste.
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          iloveindia
          Jun 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm
          @Indian: How is writing a news report spreading hatred?
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            iloveindia
            Jun 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm
            @PMMKRISHNA: Err, did you even read the news article? This was people from the "so called" higher caste beating up a innocent girl, simply because she belonged to a lower caste (in their opinion). As Omprakash said, anyone who discriminates based on caste has no place in modern society.
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              iloveindia
              Jun 17, 2015 at 1:06 pm
              How do you know that you are a Manav?
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                iloveindia
                Jun 16, 2015 at 8:23 pm
                Sure ... "Ajay" is your real name ... lol.
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                  Margie
                  Jun 18, 2015 at 6:00 am
                  Really, how evil and stupid people. Trying to take a place of God almighty but the true almighty God will take His vengence, and all those who victims of these embelsoles will be held higher in regard. May God's vengence and justace be judged as they judge others. And may God almighty send tgem to t g eir fate. AMEN
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