On November 21, in Chirgai village of Madhya Pradesh, a group of 15 men rushed into the house of Sandeep Dhore, beating two of the men and setting the house on fire over a 2-years-old complaint related to the difference in wage payment, Police said.
The complaint dates back to 2018, when the brother of Sandeep Dhore, Santaram Dhore filed a complaint regarding discrimination in the payment of wage against Pavan Yadav. Police charged Yadav under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
As reported by NDTV, Yadav’s family had been forcing Santram to withdraw the case. As he refused, furious Yadav along with a group of 13-14 men on motorbikes, rushed into Dohre’s house on Saturday and started beating up the brothers with rifle butts and axes, and set their home ablaze. Reportedly, they also air-fired gunshots which led to other villagers gathering around the house who later-on set three out of five bikes of the violent group on fire.
The accused ran away with the remaining bikes. The villagers called Police and took the injured men to a nearby hospital, later on, they were referred to the district hospital due to serious injuries.
Pavan Yadav, Kallu Yadav, their four relatives, and a neighbor have been named in the case. Amid the recent situation, Police has constituted three teams to look into the matter and investigate it to a conclusion.