Chhatarpur: To prevent Dalits from
fetching water from wells following an enmity related to
panchayat polls in a village near here, two upper caste
men today allegedly contaminated the water bodies by pouring
kerosene into them, police said.
"Two persons, Narendra Singh and Dhiraj Singh, poured
kerosene into the wells being used by Dalits with an intention
to make the water unsafe for drinking," a police officer told
In the last panchayat election in Paye village, the
candidate supported by the Singh duo lost, leading to enmity
between them and Scheduled Caste persons. The two retaliated
by pouring kerosene into the wells, he said.
A case under ST/SC (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has
been registered, but not arrest has been made till now by the