Mangalore, July 28: The SC-ST grievance redressal meeting was held at Mangalore Police Commissioner R Hithendra’s office here on July 27, Sunday. Chairing the meet, Hitendra gave his attention to many grievances that were expressed by the gathering.
Sumithra, a woman who participated in the meeting said a neighbour had tried to kill her by poisoning the water tank while she was pregnant. The police complaint was pointless, she said and added that she did not trust the lab test of water and demanded a suitable probe.
Replying to this, the Commissioner said that the matter has already been probed and action taken after the lab test report as well medical examination report was secured, but the women was not satisfied with the answer and threatened a dharna. Finally, the Commissioner said DCP Vishnuvardhan will conduct a spot investigation following which suitable action would be taken.
The meeting also brought to the fore the differences between different Dalit organisations. If Ramya from Ullal complained that she was being harassed by Ullal cops on the pretext of a complaint against her, some other Dalit representatives alleged that Ramya was helping a Muslim woman build a house illegally on a land reserved for SC/STs.
DCP Dr Jagadish, ACPs Pavan Nejjur, Tilakachandra, Ravi Kumar, Udaya Nayak, Subrahmanya and others were present.