Friday, February 3, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Man ties Dalit girl to a tree for 4 hrs for grazing sheep

Man ties Dalit girl to a tree for 4 hrs for grazing sheep
Published: Friday, Feb 3, 2012, 11:19 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

Nirmala Kantappa, a 14-year-old Dalit girl from Budihal PH village in
Bijapur district, was tied to a tree by a man because she stole grass
from his land on Thursday.

Nirmala, whose family owns a few sheep, was allegedly caught grazing
her sheep at Nigamu Biradar's land. Biradar, in retaliation, tied her
to a tree at 8.30am.

Biradar was enraged as he he had caught Nirmala grazing sheep on his
land. He decided to teach her a 'lesson' this time by tying her to a
tree. At 12.30pm, one of the villagers called the Sindagi police
station and intimated them about the incident. A police team arrived
at the scene at 12.45pm and released the girl. Biradar, however, fled
the scene. The girl was not admitted to a hospital as she did not
sustain injuries. The police station dispatched four teams to nab
Biradar, who was caught on Thursday night.
"We believe that it was not Biradar's intention to bring harm to this
girl in any way. He just wanted to show the rest of the villagers that
he had caught the thief red-handed. The photograph of the girl being
tied up was actually taken by her father, who then circulated it to
the media. We will investigate this case further," said SP DP Rajappa.


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