A fact finding team representing Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), OBC and Minorities visited Nathapur village in Brahmagiri to take stock of the situation on the ground after bombings and arson.
MRUNAL MANMAY DASH ODISHA PUBLISHED: TUESDAY, 09 NOVEMBER 2021
Following the furore over a series of bombings and arson at Nathapur village under Puri’s Brahmagiri Police limits that saw over 20 houses being reduced to ashes on Sunday, a fact finding team representing Scheduled Cast (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), OBC and Minorities visited the spot to take stock of the situation on the ground.
After the visit, the team condemned the incident and termed it as inhuman, unconstitutional and atrocities against the Dalits.
Abhiram Mallick, State Convenor of SC ST Society said, “Those 40 odd families who came here after they were displaced from their homes in Berhampur and other towns, have been subjected to inhuman treatment. They were shot at and their homes torched while the ladies do not have even anything to wear after their homes were set on fire.”
The fact-finding team will submit a report to the State government after due investigation and discussion with the district administration.
It worth mentioning here that around 20 houses were gutted in back-to-back bombings at Nathapur village on Sunday following disputes over encroachment on government land.
Sources said a group of people allegedly encroached upon a patch of land in 35 Mouza area. However, a local rival faction protested the move leading to disagreements between the two groups.
The situation has been brought under control following intervention of the district administration and police.