The Karnataka Police has registered an FIR against a man for allegedly cleaning a water tank after a Dalit woman drank. This incident took place in Chamrajnagar district. The police have registered a case against Mahadevappa, a resident of Heggothara village, in the matter. The police action was taken following a complaint lodged by Giriyappa, a Dalit from the same village.
On November 19, a Dalit girl had come to attend a wedding ceremony in the village. He drank water from the village water tank. When she was drinking water, the accused tried to stop her by saying that this is the street of Brahmins. Later he and other villagers purified the tank by adding cow urine.
The Dalits of the village complained about this matter to Tehsildar Basavaraju. The officials immediately reached the spot and allowed all the Dalits to drink water from the same water tank and warned the villagers not to practice untouchability and discrimination. The officials also held a peace meeting with the community leaders. Regarding this matter, the minister in-charge of the district V. Somanna had asked for a report regarding the incident.