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Man Thrashes Elderly for Touching Public Tap, Complaint of Caste Discrimination Filed


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Sudhdhodhan

Rupandehi,Sarvajanik dharama pani choyeko bhandai kutpit garne virudh ujuri. Rupandehi/June 24 Amidst various awareness campaigns against caste discrimination and untouchability taking place across the country, a dalit woman has been beaten in Rupandehi for touching public tap. Dalit rights activists have filed a complaint at the District Police Office on June 24 accusing Bipat Kebat, 25, of Madhabani in Manmateriya VDC-3 of beating up Anari Harijan, 62, of same place on charge of touching public tap on June 22. Stating that the elderly woman was mistreated in the name of caste discrimination and untouchability, district secretary at Dalit Sewa Sangh Kismat BK demanded action against the culprit and justice to the victim. According to the victim, she was beaten when she had gone to fetch water from the public tap constructed jointly by the Madhubani VDC and locals. The victims sustained minor injuries in the incident. She is undergoing treatment at Universal Medical College in Ranigaun of Bhairahawa. "Kebat thrashed be saying that people from lower caste should not come to the tap used by upper caste," Anari said. She added that family of Kebat threatened her before regarding use of the tap. DSP Dipak Neuapne said that accused Kebat was arrested on June 23 and further investigation was ongoing into the incident.


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