BHOPAL: A Dalit groom was allegedly beaten up in Chhatarpur ditrict in Madhya Pradesh.
A group of youths belonging to locally dominant caste group were upset and forced him to leave the horse.
This incident occurred in Chhaapar under the jurisidction of Satai police station in the district.
Rajesh Ahirwar's marriage was scheduled to take place earlier this week. The family members brought a horse for the 'Raachh' ceremoney and the groom was taken to the temple, riding a horse. This angered the assailants who pushed him down from the horse and brutally beat him.
Those who attacked him belonged to a locally dominant OBC community. Later, a complaint was made in this regard. The police have registered a case. Four persons have been arrested in this case so far. The accused--Brajendra, Rakesh Yadav, Mahipal Yadav and Krishnapal, were produced in the court and sent to jail (judicial custody).
The police are investigating the case. The accused have been booked under the Prevention of Atrocities on SC/ST Act apart from abuse, assault and intimidation. Grooms belonging to lower castes, especially, scheduled caste (SC) have been targeted in the past too. In Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, such incidents have been reported quite often. Though such cases have occurred in Chambal and Malwa also.
COIMBATORE: A middle-aged man who allegedly placed raw meat at two temples in Tamil Nadu, has been identified and arrested.
The incident had angered residents and it caused tension. However, on the basis of CCTV footage, police managed to find the man who had parked the motorcycle, then placed meat, and left.
The man--S Hari Ramprakash, 48, has been booked for causing tension and taken into custody. He placed pieces of meat at Vengugopala Krishnaswamy temple and Sri Ragavendraswamy temple.
During investigation it was found that Ramprakash, who hails from Kavundampalayam in Coimbatore, had purchased 1 kg pork from a shop. Then he went to two different temples, placed meat and came back, riding the bike. The motorcycle was also seen in the footage.
A civil engineer, he was unemployed, lately. Police said that he was booked under sections 153 A for promoting enmity among different sections of society and 295 A for malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings. The Big Bazaar police registered the case. Also, he has been booked under the Goonda Act. [June 1, 2020 NewsBits.in]
RAIPUR: Ajit Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh, is no more. He passed away on May 29, 2020.
Jogi, 74, who was undergoing treatment in the hospital, had suffered second heart attack and he couldn't be saved, said the doctors.
A bureaucrat-turn-politician, he was the first CM of the tribal dominated state when it was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000.
Jogi, who was a member of parliament in the past, had been an IAS officer priort to his political innings. In his long administrative and political career, he was in the midst of controversies, quite often.
His daughter had passed away at a young age. Jogi's claim of being a tribal was under suspicion and the issue reached the court. Jogi had suffered paralysis after he got injured in a car mishap.
After falling out with Congress a few years ago, he had floated the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (Jogi). He is survived by his wife Renu Jogi and son Amit Jogi, both of them are in active politics. Top leaders across political spectrum have expressed grief over the demise.