MP: Upper caste villagers pour kerosene into well used by Dalits

ANI
Published May 1, 2017, 8:21 am IST
Updated May 1, 2017, 8:22 am IST
45-year-old Chander Meghwal had invited a band party for his daughter's wedding despite getting a warning of facing a boycott.
With the kerosene mixing in the water, the Dalits found an alternative route to get water. (Photo: DC)
 With the kerosene mixing in the water, the Dalits found an alternative route to get water. (Photo: DC)

Agar Malwa (Madhya Pradesh): In an unfortunate incident, the upper caste villagers in Madhya Pradesh's Mana poured kerosene into a well used by the Dalits.

The incident took place as the villagers of the upper caste category were unhappy with Chander Meghwal, who invited a band party for his daughter's wedding.

 

45-year-old Meghwal had invited a band party despite getting a warning of facing a boycott.

The traditions of Mana village do not permit such things and they allow only a 'dhol' to welcome the groom.

Upon receiving threats, Meghwal had informed the cops and the marriage took place under tight security.

Ignoring warning of the upper caste members, kerosene in the well was poured to take revenge.

With the kerosene mixing in the water, the Dalits found an alternative route to get water.

They dug a hole on the banks of Kalisindh River.

The Dalits also used pumps to separate the kerosene from the water.

Superintendent of Police (SP) R.S. Meena along with district collector D.V. Singh marched towards the village, drank the water from the well and assured the villagers of it being safe to consume.

The duo also had a word with the members of the upper caste.

Singh announced borewells for Dalits so that they do not encounter such problems in the future.

The police are investigating the matter.





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