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Dalits say caste atrocities are taking place with impunity even with the atrocity Act in place as the police is reluctant to implement the law.
In Haryana, as in the rest of the country, caste-related violence is on a steady rise. The government, however, chooses to look the other way.
A 14-year old Indian Dalit boy was found dead with wounds all over his body hours after he was taken away by the police in Haryana which is battling anger after two young siblings of a Dalit or underprivileged family were burnt alive in their home on Monday.
"On February1 2014, my 17-year-old daughter was raped by a gang of four men, who later dumped her in a garbage site in our village. It has been a year since we last went to the village, because the villagers accused my daughter of being in love with a boy outside our caste. The accused were also later released on bail,"
After the case was registered, on Sunday evening, the accused named in the FIR allegedly threatened the Dalit family with dire consequences if they did not withdraw the case.
Dalit women allege the State police were indifferent to the sufferings of victims belonging to the lower caste
Police have arrested four of the eight assailants who were allegedly involved in the brutal assault of the 21-year-old youth in Shirdi town of Ahmednagar district last week.