A dalit woman of Malavoor village in the taluk has sought security alleging mental and physical harassment on a regular basis by her neighbours.
At the monthly SC/ST meeting held at the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Sunday, Channamma alleged that her neighbours Ramanna, Saraswathi, Baby and Rakesh Poojary had threatened to murder her. “They knock on my door at midnight and throw garbage in my hut. When I opposed it, they asked me to leave the village. Though I had complained to Bajpe police, they refused to register a case,” she said.
Channamma said, “My husband died four years ago when he fell from a building. My 16-year-old daughter was fatally knocked down by a train. I live with my younger daughter. My neighbours have been making my life stressful. Hence, I need police protection.”
She also accused the Bajpe police of being hand-in-glove with the miscreants.
Police Commissioner R Hithendra instructed Mangalore North ACP Ravi Kumar to conduct a proper investigation in this regard.
Dalit leader P Keshava said a dalit who met with an accident at Moodbidri recently was treated at a private hospital in Karkala. The hospital authorities are not giving proper documents on the treatment, which is needed to avail insurance, he added. Hithendra directed the Moodibidri sub-inspector to look in to it.