Tension in UP as Gram Pradhan sets on fire 35 Dalit Houses

Dalit houses torched in Sitapur , Uttar Pradesh

Dalit houses torched in Sitapur , Uttar Pradesh

35 Dalit houses were set ablaze in the Daheliya Patti village of Sitapur ,Uttar Pradesh. Two children were burnt alive in this horrific incident. The dalit houses were torched allegedly by the Gram Pradhan of the village, because the people of that colony did not vote for him in the local body elections.

The incident occurred  in which two children, 8-year-old Suryanshi and 4-year-old Mukesh lost their life.

According to the victims , Dalits of this locality had been asked to vote for the current Gram Pradhan, Kamlesh Varma in the local body election held in last November. He had threatened them that he will set their houses ablaze if they did not vote for him.Kamlesh Varma got re-elected as the Gram Pradhan of Daheliya Patti vllage in the said elections.

“He set afire agricultural waste in his land nearby our colony. We asked him not to do that as we feared our houses would catch fire but he didn’t listen,” said mother of a victim. The Police are investigating the matter currently.