The broad day light open killing of dalit village head, Satyamev Jayate shows
How Democracy has become Manucracy in Azamgarh ,UP .
Even though Dalits like him outnumber the upper castes 5:1 in his Bansgaon village of Azamgarh district, but real power has rarely slipped out of the hands of Brahmins and Thakurs — like at most places in Uttar Pradesh.
On Friday evening, the 42-year-old dalit village head, Satyamev Jayate alias Pappu Ram, died of bullet injuries after he was allegedly shot six times by the upper caste accused during the day. The accused allegedly went to Mr Jayate’s house after committing the crime and informed his family about the killing. He had been named ‘Satyamev Jayate’ alias Pappu Ram after a lot of thought. A nephew would be named ‘Lincoln’ because an elder was reading about the US president who abolished slavery, when he was born, while a cousin would get the name ‘Ramu Ram’.
A day later, there is heavy police presence in the village, with the upper caste houses locked, and the Dalits alleging Satyamev was killed for refusing to kow-tow to the Thakurs. A team of senior police and district officials was sent to the spot and the situation was brought under control. Heavy police force has been deployed at the site to control any untoward incident. Police have arrested in this regards.
DIG Dubey said the police and administration had ensured that the situation didn’t spin out of control, and invoked the stringent Goonda Act, Gangster Act and National Security Act against the accused. “We have declared a reward of Rs 25,000. We have detained their immediate family member.Police official says all four accused Vivek Singh,Suryansh Dubey ,Brijendra Singh and Wasim will be arrested soon.”