Saturday, February 18, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Bihar minister’s husband 'beats' Dalit women

Bihar minister's husband 'beats' Dalit women
Santosh Singh Posted online: Sat Feb 18 2012, 01:36 hrs
Patna : Bihar minister Renu Kumari's husband, also a JD-U leader,
Friday allegedly beat up four Dalit women who were demanding houses
under Indira Awas Yojna at Uda Kishanganj in Madhepura.

As Renu Kumari holds the disaster management portfolio, the four women
of Piprakarauti panchayat had gone to see her husband, Vijay Kumar
Singh, on Friday.

Police said Kajati Devi, Ruma Devi, Gita Devi and another woman, whose
houses were destroyed in the 2008 floods, alleged that Singh and his
bodyguard and Piprakarauti mukhiya Chhotelal Poddar beat them.

As the police did not register a case, the women's relatives blocked
the road for two-three hours. The Uda Kishanganj sub-divisional
magistrate then asked the police to register the case against the
minister's husband and two others under provisions of Prevention of
Atrocities Act and IPC. No arrest has been made so far.

Singh, however, told The Indian Express: "All allegations against me
are baseless and part of political conspiracy. As my wife is disaster
management minister, it could be an attempt to tarnish her image."


Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at

On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to

If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting

Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia:! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive