Probe panel visits Mirchpur village

The one-man inquiry commission, probing the Mirchpur caste violence in which an aged Dalit and his disabled daughter were burnt alive and several houses were torched, on Tuesday visited the village in Haryana`s Hisar district.

Updated: Oct 19, 2010, 18:44 PM IST

Hisar: The one-man inquiry commission, probing the Mirchpur caste violence in which an aged Dalit and his disabled daughter were burnt alive and several houses were
torched, on Tuesday visited the village in Haryana`s Hisar district and met its residents.

Justice Iqbal Singh, a retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, met the villagers to gather information about the violence which erupted in April this year.

He also listened to grievances of the people from both sides.

Justice Singh saw houses of the Dalits which were set ablaze allegedly by the upper castes. Some villagers handed over an affidavit to the commission.

The commission, set up the Haryana government on June 18 this year to probe the Mirchpur incident, will submit its report within three months.

It will probe the circumstances leading to the death of Tara Chand, an aged Dalit, and his disabled daughter Suman, both residents of village Mirchpur, on April 21.

Several persons were also injured in subsequent rioting and arson in the village.

Registrar cum Secretary to the Commission, SP Arora, and district officials accompanied the commission which spent some two-hour in the village.

PTI