Dalits' houses burning: NHRC seeks report

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a report from the Odisha government on destruction and burning of houses of Dalits in Bolangir district.

The NHRC asked the government to submit the report within four weeks on a complaint alleging that 30 houses of Dalits were destroyed and burnt by some persons belonging to upper castes in Lathore village on January 22.

The complainant had requested a high level inquiry in the matter, legal action against the accused and adequate compensation to the victims.