Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalit girl tied to tree for 4 hours, beaten up

Dalit girl tied to tree for 4 hours, beaten up

Express News Service
Last Updated : 03 Feb 2012 10:23:39 AM IST

BIJAPUR: A Dalit girl was tied to a tree for over four hours and
beaten up, accordin to reports from Budihal PH village in Sindagi
taluk on Thursday.

The victim, Nirmala Kantheppa Harijan (14), was beaten up by one
Ninganna Biradar who objected to her picking up a handful of green
grass from his fields. Villagers watched helplessly as Biradar
threatened them and dared anyone to stop him. Biradar was also said to
have been angry over sheep belonging to Nirmala's family grazing on
his jowar crops

a few days ago. Nirmala has no mother and her father was away in

Maharashtra working as a labourer. Police who released Nirmala, said
Biradar was absconding and a case has been registered at Sindagi
police station.

President of the local Laxmi Mahila Samukhya Sangh, Sharanabai
Harijan, vicepresident Neelamma and other dalit leaders condemned the


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