Tuesday, June 28, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Mirchpur Dalit killing recounted in Delhi court



Mirchpur Dalit killing recounted in Delhi court

New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) The killing of Dalits in Mirchpur in Haryana
was today recounted in a court here as the son of a 70-year-old man,
who was burnt alive along with his phyiscally challenged daughter by
dominant Jat community people, recalled the chain of events in his
Making his deposition before Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau,
25-year-old Amar Lal, son of slain elderly dalit Tara Chand, said that
on the fateful day of April 21, 2010, a 400-strong mob of Jats had
descended on the village, armed with stones, in rickshaws and carts
and attacked the villagers who were barely out of their beds.
Lal said he saw his co-villagers taking shelters on roof- tops of
their houses and retaliating to the massive stone- pelting by the
crowd. He saw Narnaund police station in-charge Vinod Kumar Kajal, who
too is an accused in the case, asking the villagers to gather at the
chaupal, where, he said, he would sort out the issue after a meeting
with Jats.
"The station house officer also assured us that he would also bring
the Jat people to the chaupal and would try to sort out the things,"
Lal said, adding noting came out of the mneeting as hardly any of the
influential jat community members attended it. .

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