Thursday, February 16, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalit’s hand chopped for drinking water from upper caste’s field

Dalit's hand chopped for drinking water from upper caste's field

Friday, 17 February 2012 00:51
Ravinder Saini | Hisar

A youth belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) had to pay a very high price
for drinking water from the field of an upper caste man at Daulatpur
village under Uklana sub-division here on Wednesday when the field's
owner allegedly chopped off his left hand by assaulting him with a
sharp-edged weapon.

The youth, identified as Rajesh (26) of Saniana village under Tohana
sub-division in Fatehabad district, has been undergoing treatment at a
private hospital in Hisar city where the doctors have reattached his
chopped hand after carrying out hours-long surgery.

The Uklana police have registered a case against Rajender alias Pappu
on the charge of causing severe injuries and SC/ST (Prevention of
Atrocities) Act on the complaint of the victim in this regard.
Moreover, the district authorities have also announced to bear all
medical expenditure of the victim.

Rajesh was called by a private contractor at Daulatpur village for
doing labour work in some fields there. The incident took place when
he went to the field of Rajender alias Pappu for drinking water from
an earthen pot kept there. Pappu was also in the field at that time.

After coming to know that Rajesh is from a Sechduled Caste, Pappu in a
fit of anger allegedly attacked Rajesh with a sharp-edged weapon that
left his hand dismembered.

Rajesh somehow reached his workplace from where he was admitted to a
private hospital. He was operated in the hospital and doctors
succeeded in reattaching his dismembered hand. The doctors say the
injuries sustained are deep and will take about three months to heal

"The accused — Rajender alias Pappu has been arrested by the Uklana
police on Thursday after registering a case under various sections of
IPC against him. The sharp-edged weapon used in the crime has also
been recovered," said Harish Bhardwaj, PRO of the Hisar police.


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