Haryana: 9 Dalits injured after being attacked by a group of villagers in Hisar

Mirchpur is the same village where two people burnt alive in an inter-caste violence before six years. CRPF troops were deployed in the village after violence and they were withdrawn only last month.

Haryana: 9 Dalits injured after being attacked by a group of villagers in Hisar

Nine Dalits were injured when nearly 20 persons allegedly attacked them following some argument in Hisar district’s Mirchpur village. Mirchpur is the same village where two people were burnt alive in an inter-caste violence before six years. CRPF troops were deployed in the village after violence and they were withdrawn only last month.

During the last night, the villagers were watching a cycle show and some persons from the audience allegedly passed a caste-related comment on a Dalit youth who had won the race, police said today.


Dalits objected the caste related comment. Soon, a group of people belonging to another community allegedly attacked them, police said.

After the attack, a large number of Dalits gathered outside of the Mirchpur Police Chowki and held a demonstration and raised slogans against the police.

According to the police, when they received the information about the incident, SP Rajender Kumar Meena and Deputy Commissioner Nikhil Gajraj along with other officers and police force reached the village last night and met the locals.

The situation in village is under control and extra police force has been deployed in the village to avoid any untoward incident, the SP said, adding in-charge of Mirchpur Chowki has been transferred.

One injured was admitted to Agroha Medical College while five others to civil hospital here with simple injuries and were likely to be discharged today, Superintendent of Police Rajender Kumar Meena said.

A case under section 148 (rioting), 149 (if an offence be committed by any member of an unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of IPC and under the provisions of the SC/ST Act has been registered against 15 persons in Narnaund Police Station last night.

On April 21, 2010,  a group of villagers belonging to upper caste torched over a dozen houses belonging to Dalits in which a 19-year-old polio-stricken girl and her aged father were burned to death.

The incident was triggered by an argument between some Dalit youths and upper caste men after a person from the latter faction had thrown a stone at a dog which was barking at him.