- Kerosene poured in to foul well that supplied water to nearly 500 Dalits
- Revenge against band party- system reserved for upper caste, claim Dalits
- Women forced to fetch water from river 2 km away; no case registered yet
On April 23, Mr Meghwal had celebrated his daughter Mamta's wedding. The groom had come riding a bike, accompanied by a full-scale procession with band party - a system reserved only for upper castes in the area. He had even used the main road, flouting the diktat of the upper caste villagers.
The wedding had taken place with the full approval of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Policemen, armed with rifles, batons and teargas, had been stationed to keep the peace. But after they left, two days later, the retaliation started.
The fouling of the well meant that for the last six days, Dalit women of the village have been forced to fetch water from a river 2 km away. And while a senior administration official has promised to install two handpumps in the Dalit area, it will take time.
But no case has been registered in the matter and no investigation has been started, although the police have been stationed again in the village to provide protection to Dalits.