The killing of Dalits in Mirchpur
in Haryana was on Thursday recounted in a court here as the son of a
70-year-old man, who was burnt alive along with his phyiscally
challenged daughter by dominant Jat community people.
Upset over some Mirchpur village
(in Haryana) Dalits` reluctance to return home after last
year`s killings of a man and his daughter, a Delhi court has
said their lack of trust in law enforcing agencies was not
The stir by residents of Mirchpur
and adjoining villages demanding fresh probe into the killing
of two Dalits in the village last year, spread to new areas on
its ninth day today with protesters blocking highways in Hisar
district, damaging a state roadways bus here and disrupting
movement of trains.
Residents of Mirchpur and adjoining villages, demanding fresh probe into the killing of two Dalits in April last year after which 98 members of their community were booked, today said they would intensify their ongoing agitation.
The Haryana Govt`s efforts to
broker peace with residents of Mirchpur village protesting at
the railway tracks failed as the indefinite sit-in
seeking a fresh probe into the killing of two Dalits entered the fifth day.
The Haryana government has set up a one man commission to probe the killing of an elderly man and his physically challenged daughter in an arson attack on the houses of Dalits at Mirchpur village in April.
Angry scenes were witnessed at a
temple in Delhi 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.
Two members of the family
of an elderly man and his disabled daughter burnt alive in
caste violence in Mirchpur village of the district have been
provided jobs, a Haryana government official said today.