Dalits attacked : Caste Virus 002K2009

14Aug09

Around 14 persons were injured in a caste clash between Dalits and upper caste Hindus in Doora village in Mysore taluk.  One person, Laxmana, has been admitted to Apollo Hospital with multiple grievous injuries, while the others are being treated at K R Hospital.   Police have arrested one person.

 

The trouble started with a quarrel between when two youths travelling in a bus from Mysore city. The heated exchange led to upper caste Hindus getting enraged over remarks by Dalit youths and attacking them with wooden rods. They upper caste Hindus charged that a few of the youths had misbehaved with girls of their community.

 

Police officials led by SP Ramasubba rushed to the village and brought the situation under control. Police have stepped up security in the village to prevent any further violence.

 

Ramasubba said that the absconding accused will be arrested in a day.

 

Source: Indian Express



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