Dalits picket DPO to file FIR

Dalits picket DPO to file FIR

RAUTAHAT, SEPTEMBER 8

Dalit leaders in Rautahat at this time picketed the District Police Workplace looking for to file an FIR in opposition to police alleging their hand within the dying of Bijaya Ram in police custody.

Dalit leaders beneath the banner of Bijaya Ram-Niranjan Ram-and-Sumintra Baitha Homicide Joint Battle Committee Rautahat gheraoed the police workplace and staged a sit-in for about one-and-a-half hours chanting slogans in opposition to the police.

In reference to the homicide of Niranjan Ram, 20, of Jigadiya, Garuda Municipality, on August 15, police had held seven individuals, together with Niranjan’s relative Bijaya Ram.

Bijaya, critically injured doe to police torture through the homicide investigation, had died in the midst of remedy at Birgunj-based Nationwide Medical School on August 26.

Angered by dying of the youth in police custody, the Dalit group launched a wrestle from the following day accusing the police of ‘murdering’ the youth by meting out torture and looking for justice. “We’ve been attempting to file an FIR in opposition to policemen concerned within the homicide for the final 5 days however to no avail. At present additionally we got here right here for a similar objective, however the police merely turned our request down,” mentioned Dalit chief Dharmendra Paswan.

Dalit leaders blamed then SP Rabiraj Khadka, Garuda Space Police Workplace DSP Gyankumar Mahato and eight others for {the teenager}’s dying.

“After the DPO refused to register our FIR, we went to the Authorities Lawyer’s Workplace. As workplace hours had been over by the point we reached the lawyer’s workplace and we got assurance that our FIR can be registered tomorrow,” Paswan added.

In relation to the custodial dying, the police organisation has suspended Inspector Nabin Singh, head constables Hiroj Miya Dhaniya and Munnu Singh.

In the meantime, the agitating Dalits have additionally expressed concern concerning the vital situation of one other individual, Sikindar Ram, who was additionally detained with Bijaya, and have threatened to accentuate their agitation.


A model of this text seems in e-paper on September 9, 2020, of The Himalayan Occasions.


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