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Land dispute: Dalit man’s house demolished

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, June 7

A Dalit man's house was demolished allegedly by some people belonging to an upper caste at Dhulkot village in the Gidderbaha subdivision here yesterday.

The video of the incident, in which a man can be seen driving a tractor and demolishing the house, has gone viral on social media.

Raj Singh, whose house was damaged, said, "Kulveer Singh, along with some other people from our village, demolished my house yesterday. He hurled abuses at us, made casteist remarks and threatened to kill us. He also tried to mow us down us. My family members, including women and children, were present at the time of the incident."

He said, "I worked as a labourer at Kulveer's farm and bought this land for Rs 20,000 about two decades ago. Back then, Kulveer had said the ownership of the land will be transferred to me. We will lodge a complaint with the Punjab State SC Commission."

The police have registered a case against Kulveer Singh, Labh Singh, Khush Singh and others. They are yet to be arrested.

ASI Manjinder Singh, investigating officer, said, "The tractor has been impounded. The accused had earlier lodged a complaint against the victim, but the matter was solved with a mutual compromise."



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