Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Barber cuts dalit’s nose in Mandya


Barber cuts dalit's nose in Mandya
Rajendrakumar K R, TNN | Oct 11, 2011, 07.47AM IST

MANDYA: A barber and his father allegedly severed the nose of a dalit
when he went to them for a shave in Kirugavalu of Malavalli taluk on

Police said Chikkamanchaiah , 51, requested Mahadev and his father
Mariyayya to shave his beard. The duo not only refused to do it, but
also asked him to leave the shop. A quarrel ensued, and Mariyayya
grabbed Chikkamanchaiah's hands and Mahadev chopped off his nose. He
was rushed to the district hospital where doctors reattached the nose.

Chikkamanchaiah said poor dalits in the village are not allowed to
enter shops. According to him, only rich and powerful dalits have
access to barber shops. He requested police and the district
administration to act against the culprits and put an end to

Dr Prakash, who treated Chikkamanchaiah, said he won't have any
problems in breathing and the injury would heal.SP Koushalendrakumar
told TOI that Malavalli DySP Uttappa would investigate the case. "The
culprits fled the village but we'll arrest them soon. We have also
taken note of untouchability in the village." A case has been
registered under the SC, ST (prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989 in
the Kiragavalu police station.


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