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Sunday 16 October 2011

Barber cuts dalit’s nose in Mandya

Barber cuts dalit’s nose in Mandya

Rajendrakumar K R, TNN Oct 11, 2011, 07.47AM IST
MANDYA: A barber and his father allegedly severed the nose of a dalit when he went to them for a shave in Kirugavalu of Malavalli taluk on Sunday.
Police said Chikkamanchaiah , 51, requested Mahadev and his father Mariyayya to shave his beard. The duo not only refused to do it, but also asked him to leave the shop. A quarrel ensued, and Mariyayya grabbed Chikkamanchaiah's hands and Mahadev chopped off his nose. He was rushed to the district hospital where doctors reattached the nose.
Chikkamanchaiah said poor dalits in the village are not allowed to enter shops. According to him, only rich and powerful dalits have access to barber shops. He requested police and the district administration to act against the culprits and put an end to untouchability.
Dr Prakash, who treated Chikkamanchaiah, said he won't have any problems in breathing and the injury would heal.SP Koushalendrakumar told TOI that Malavalli DySP Uttappa would investigate the case. "The culprits fled the village but we'll arrest them soon. We have also taken note of untouchability in the village." A case has been registered under the SC, ST (prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989 in the Kiragavalu police station.

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