Saturday, September 16, 2017

One success in case of Dalit atrocities in Karnataka

Case Details of File Number: 963/10/1/2014

The complainant Lenin Raghuvanshi has alleged that he priest of Rudreshwara Swami Temple assaulted a dalit boy who had gone there for prasadam. The boy was seriously injured. No FIR was registered by the police. It has been prayed to register the case under SC/ST (POA) Act 1989 and appropriate action in the matter. Pursuant to the directions of the Commission, the Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru vide communication dated 28.2.2017 has forwarded the report dated 27.2.2017 of the Dy.SP Nelamangala which reveals that on 21.10.2014 at about 12.30 hours one Sri Sakubettaiah appeared in Nelamangala Town PS and lodged complaint stating that his son Santosh was beaten by priest of temple. He belongs to Scheduled Caste. On receipt of complaint Nelamangala Town PS case crime No. 266/2014 u/s 323/ 504 IPC and 3 cl(10) (14) SC/ST Act was registered. During investigation accused Vijay Kumar was arrested and remanded to judicial custody. After completion of investigation charge-sheet was submitted in the Court. The case was fixed on 21.4.2017 for hearing before charge. The report further discloses that the District Commissioner, Bengaluru has sanctioned Rs.25,000/- on 23.10.2014 for medical expenses and Rs.1,25,000/- on 4.12.2014 as compensation to the victim. The Commission has considered the above report. The District Commissioner, Bengaluru (Rural) is directed to submit report within six weeks about payment of medical expenses and compensation to the victim Santosh s/o Sakubettaiah along with proof of payment. Let a copy of the proceeding be sent to the complainant for his information.

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