India’s water polluted by caste; Caste Virus 003OR2010
Upper caste people of an Orissa village slapped a fine of Rs 1,001 on a dalit woman soon after she fetched water from a community tubewell on Saturday. A case was registered only after a group of dalit women gheraoed Chandabali police station in Bhadrak district demanding justice. A probe was also ordered.
“We are investigation the fresh charges. We will definitely take action if anyone is found guilty,” assured Pradip Choudhury, inspector-in-charge of Chandabali police station. Sources said the upper caste people asked her to pay the fine after she fetched a bucket of water from the community tubewell.
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