Friday, December 31, 2010

[ZESTCaste] UP Dalit deaths: SC panel summons DM, DIG

UP Dalit deaths: SC panel summons DM, DIG

Express news service Posted online: Fri Dec 31 2010, 02:02 hrs
Lucknow : The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has
summoned the District Magistrate and the DIG of Moradabad district
among other officials for their explanations in the case relating to
the mysterious death of two Dalit sisters on December 18. The girls
were found dead in their house with serious burn injuries.

NCSC chairman P L Punia had visited the mother of the two victims on
Wednesday after members of the Commission and National Commission for
Safai Karamcharis visited Moradabad to inquire into the matter on
December 21. Punia said, "The team has submitted its report into the
death of the two girls — Geeta and Neetu alias Monu. Acting on the
report, the Commission has summoned the DM, DIG, SP (City), Circle
Officer (CO) and the investigating officer (IO) of the case on January

Punia said he had talked to the victims' mother Rajjo Devi. The
details suggested that the girls were set ablaze by a mob while the
police claimed that it was a suicide.

Moradabad DIG Ashok Kumar said he was not aware if the Commission has
summoned him on January 10. A case of murder was registered on the
mother's complaint.


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