Bhaskar Ground Report: Dalits have no entry in the temple where the gangrape took place; The victim’s mother said- the priest called the daughter
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Badaun15 minutes agoAuthor: Ravi Srivastava
Badaun of Uttar Pradesh is in the limelight again after 8 years. In 2012, Nirbhaya was raped by a minor in the same district in Delhi. The priest gang-raped a Dalit woman along with two men at a temple in Ughaiti area here on Sunday. He was then murdered. Dalits are not allowed to visit the temple where a game of cruelty took place. The main accused in the crime is absconding priest.
Maweli village is about 2 kilometers from Ughaiti police station in Badaun. The temple is 50 meters away from the main road in the village, where a 45-year-old Dalit woman was gangraped and murdered on Sunday. Now the temple has been taken over by the police. No one is being allowed inside the temple. The people of the village are either standing on the roofs or on the edge of the fields to watch the vehicles of the leaders and media.
The place where the woman was murdered after the gangrape has been sealed by the police.
No entry for Dalits in the temple
The village watchman, Khichu Valmiki says that he was in the village when the incident took place. However, he came to know when the matter was raised. They say, ‘We are Valmiki. We are not allowed to visit the temple. Nathu also lives in the house built near the temple. He says, ‘I am around 65-70. We did not see Valmiki and Jatavs going to the temple. ‘ Dalits are also not allowed to visit the temple where the gangrape took place.
Nathu, who lives in the village, lives near the temple with his wife, he did not see any Dalit going to the temple.
Mother said- the priest called the daughter
The victim’s maiden is about 700-800 meters away from the temple. Two policemen are sitting outside a narrow street. There is also a crowd of villagers. There is thatch as soon as you enter the house through a small door. The victim’s mother is sitting on one side in the courtyard. She says, ‘In the temple of Thakur Ji (Vishnu Bhagwan), the priest has done such a low job. On Sunday (the day of the incident), the priest called the daughter and called the temple.
He told, ‘We live alone at home. The daughter used to come on Sunday and leave in the morning on Monday. We taught the girl, then she got a job. She was running household expenses. The priest would not have run away if the police had listened to us. ‘
The victim’s mother said, “The priest in Thakurji’s temple has done such a vile act.”
The priest used to come to the victim’s house
Ompal, who lives near the house, says, “The victim’s husband’s mental condition was not well. Because of this she used to go to the priest. The priest also used to do tantra-mantra. The victim’s mother also admitted that the priest was supposed to visit her.
The accused reached the village 7 years ago
Satyaprakash, a woman accused of gang rape, had arrived in Maveli village 7 years ago. He started living as a priest of the temple. Bantu Gupta of the village says that the priest’s conduct was fine for a few days. However, a man from the village saw the priest eating meat and drinking alcohol. When people came to know about this, they objected. But, Satyaprakash showed bullying. After this, the people of the village stopped going there.
Bantu Gupta, a resident of the village, told that the priest had to go to the victim’s house.
As a priest, Satyanarayana also used to do tantra-mantra. The villagers say that the gangrape victim’s maternal uncle is in this village. She often visited the temple. On the day of the incident, she came to the temple from about 15 km away.
DM is responsible for the temple
The village postmaster Satish Chandra says that Thakur Bhup Singh built this temple 80 years ago. He belonged to the only Thakur family of the village. At the last moment, he formed a committee and donated 20 bighas of land adjoining the temple. Later, he dissolved the committee and gave the responsibility of temple and land to the DM of the district. The administration made its caretaker a village man. After this the caretaker and priest kept changing.
The DM present in the village is responsible for the DM of the district. Caretakers are deployed here on their behalf.
Officers camped at victim’s house
The village of Kayawali, 12 km from Ughaiti, houses the victim’s in-law. Walking a short distance, there is a 5 feet wide road on the right hand side, on which ballast and sand are lying. The victim’s house is about 100 meters away. The victim’s husband is in bed. Brother, two married sisters and her husband, two younger sisters are also present inside the house. Many people come in and take photographs.
This is the way to the victim’s home. Her husband is in bed, while the son is studying for graduation.
Son said- don’t ask anything, I’m tired
SP and ADM were seated with Tehsildars in the courtyard of the house. The son came out after much calling. He said, ‘Don’t ask anything now I’m very tired. Ever since he has regained consciousness, he has seen the father working on the bed and the mother working. She used to run household expenses. This year the graduation form was filled, but the fees could not be submitted. The mother had said that the form has been submitted, the fees will also be submitted. Now how will the expenses of the house go? ‘ During this time, some people reached there and he began to narrate the tragedy to them.
After the incident, there is a crowd of leaders and villagers outside the victim’s house.
The process of reaching the leaders continues
Former Badaun MP Dharmendra Yadav reached the victim’s house. He said, ‘The government has demanded a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to the victim’s family, a CBI inquiry into the case and a government job for the son.’ After his departure, Badayun’s current MP Sanghamitra Maurya was alerted to come. It was being discussed in the crowd that despite being a female MP, she came to meet the victim’s family after so long.
Dharmendra Yadav, former Samajwadi Party MP, talking to the victim’s family.