Karnataka govt orders probe into torture of dalit girl
Agencies Posted online: Fri Feb 03 2012, 15:44 hrs
Bangalore : Karnataka Government today directed police to probe the
alleged torture of a dalit girl in Bijapur district recently and
promised that stringent action would be taken against the guilty.
Replying to the issue raised by Srinivas Prasad (Cong) during zero
hour in the state assembly, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda agreed
that the girl's torture was an "inhuman act" and asserted that
government would not tolerate such incidents.
Prasad said that in Boodihal village of Bijapur district, the owner of
a land had tied the girl to a tree and tortured her after she cut some
'jowar' plants to feed her cattle.
He refused to release the girl despite her pleas and also other dalits.
According to reports, Ninganna Biradar fled when police arrived on the
scene and set the girl free.
Gowda said that police have been asked to submit a report and action
will be taken after receiving it.
He said the government has also directed the Mandya district police to
investigate the recent honour killing of a girl by her family members.
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