Dalit woman ‘stripped’ over land dispute in Chhatarpur
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sagar
Updated: Sep 02, 2015 17:24 IST
A 45-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly stripped and forced to consume urine by a couple belonging to the upper caste in Chhatarpur district.
The victim along with a group of people belong to her caste on Tuesday met additional superintendent of police (ASP) Chhatarpur, Neeraj Pandey and lodged a complaint, accusing local police station of not taking action against the accused couple.
The incident occurred at village Mudwara under Nowgong police station of the district on August 24. The Nowgong police had registered a case under section 394, 323, 506 and 34 of IPC and relevant sections of SC/ST Act against Vijay Yadav and his wife Vimla Yadav.
In her complaint to ASP, victim said that few months ago she was given a ‘patta’ of a piece of government land, which was earlier in Vijay Yadav’s possession. This angered Vijay Yadav so that he started harassing her, said victim in her complaint.
She further said that Yadav, on August 24, got her crops damaged by releasing his cattle in the field. When she went to Yadav’s house to lodge protest, Yadav’s wife Vimla beat her up with lathis.
Later, Yadav came and stripped the victim and also forced her to consume his urine. The accused also threatened the victim with dire consequence if they would lodge complaint to police.
Superintendent of police (SP), Chhatarpur, Lalit Shakyawar said that a case was registered by local police station on complaint of the victim but she didn’t inform police about any such incident.
“I have instructed the sub-divisional officer of police to conduct a probe and take action against accused couple,” Shakyawar told HT over phone. He further said that the accused couple went missing from village after police registered case against them.