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D’nal lathicharge: NHRC urged to intervene

| | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Bhumihina Praja Samiti State president Debashisha Hota discussed with NHRC Chairperson Justice HL Dattu, Member Justice S Murgeson and Sarat Chandra on illegal lathicharge on landless people by police in Dhenkanal on December 27.

The incident occurred at Khatuahata in Tumusinga Police Station area in which 437 people were injured and one was killed.

Hota requested the Commission to intervene and investigate the serious human rights violation through the Special Rapporteur  and order the State Government to give `1 lakh compensation to each injured and `20 lakh to Jini Khatua, wife of the deceased Parikh. Besides he urged for termination of Kamakhyanagar Sub-Collector and former Tehsildar Kalpataru Behera, SDPO Seikh Abdul Karim and IIC Pravat Kumar Tripathy for misuse of power.

Notably, on December 27 police had lathcharged on 2,000 people at Khatuahata allegedly at the instance of local MLA and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick.




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