New Delhi: Angry scenes were witnessed at a
temple in the national capital today when Dalits from Mirchpur
in Haryana, who fled the village after being targeted by
members of another community, allegedly attacked a senior
government official who visited them.
Hisar district Deputy Commissioner Yudhvir Singh was
allegedly blocked and manhandled by a group while he was
returning from the Valmiki mandir on Mandir Marg after meeting
The Deputy Commissioner had visited the protesters to
convey the instructions given to him by the Supreme Court,
which said the Haryana government should provide protection to
the victims of the April 21 caste violence.
As soon as Singh arrived at the scene, people who were
camping at the mandir started shouting slogans against the
However, he informed them about the government`s
initiative and as soon as he finished his speech, one Kamla
Devi, whose house was torched and the family burnt alive,
interrupted him, demanding justice.
The official tried to walk towards his car when some of
the protestors allegedly manhandled him.
According to an official, the protesters chased him and
attacked him without allowing him to get into his car. He
even unsuccessfully tried to flee from the spot on a
Police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under
control. A senior police official said they were not aware of
the Deputy Commissioner`s visit to the camp site.
Over 150 Dalit families from Mirchpur village are camping
in the capital after an arson attack on their houses in Hisar
district on April 21. A 70-year-old man and his 18-year-old
physically challenged daughter were killed and at least 18
houses were gutted in the attack by another community.