Dalit girl beaten up as her shadow falls on high caste muscleman

Chattarpur (MP), Jun 16, 2015 (PTI): In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly beaten up by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today.

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The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also filed on the same day at Gadi Malhera police station, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Neeraj Pandey said.

According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s father, the problem began when his daughter was fetching water from a village hand pump and her shadow fell on muscle-man Puran Yadav (belonging to a higher caste) when he happened to pass from there, the ASP said.

The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that the women of the family severely beat the girl and threatened that if she was spotted again at the hand pump, they would kill her, he said.

Yadav’s family also prevented the victim from going to police station, but they somehow managed to reach there.

A case under sections 323, 341, 506 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway.

In several remote pockets of India, where untouchability is still prevalent, people from the lower caste are forbidden to come in contact with those belonging to the higher rung so much so that they can’t share their food, cook for them or even look them in the eye. It is even forbidden for their shadow to fall on higher caste people, who consider it as defiling or polluting.


  1. Mere handling of beef can put the citizens into jail for five and 10 years with Rs. 10000.00 penalty. Whereas humiliating and beating the Dalits, and the minorities in different level, none of the BJP States has enacted any law. New Delhi is enacting laws like dosa production, but they have no concern for the suffering people of India. The Bihar election result will be the stern warning from the electorate of India. Another Christmas of 2015.

  2. What a shame. This has to end. Dalits are like all of us to be treated with dignity and respect. Caste system has to be abandoned for good.

    Thank you,


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