Taking note of the incident, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condemned the discriminatory behaviour and warned that steps will be taken against those acting against the law.
The victim, identified as 43-year-old Lokesh, is reportedly living hand-to-mouth by selling the food item on his 'Thela' (moveable food stall/cart).
The terms and conditions for supply of Khondalite will be mutually agreed between the Works department, the SJTA and the OMC.
While forensic reports revealed that the victim’s throat was slit and she was thrashed with a blunt object, DNA samples found on her body matched with that of accused.
Parents of a 13-year-old Dalit girl, who got her married to a relative of theirs as they couldn’t repay a debt of `15,000, were arrested on Wednesday.
The shocking incident happened on Monday, when the parents of the three teenage girls requested the religious preacher to perform rituals for addressing the Kal Sarp Dosh in their horoscopes.
The accused allegedly took the boy to his rented accommodation on the pretext of treating him to lunch at a nearby eatery and sodomized him.
She also opined that there is a need for introducing stronger laws to ensure justice and safety for the vulnerable sections of the society.
After the assault, his fingerprints were taken and he was let go, he said, adding that he was not told if a case has been booked against him.
The incident took place on Friday and one of the girls, a 9-year-old Dalit, informed her parents about it.
The Orissa High Court, around 10 months back, had directed the district administration to ensure the families are given their dues.
The attack comes in the wake of the gunning down of the four accused in the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad by the police.
Home Minister Amit Shah, during his Kolkata visit in October, assured refugees living in Bengal saying none of them would have to leave India.
She was returning from school when a farm worker waylaid her, took her to coconut grove
Residents say the 20-foot compound wall at Nadur in Mettupalayam was raised around a property belonging to a businessman without the local body’s permission.