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Woman injures self to trap other family in fake SC/ST Act case: UP

Another case of misuse of the SC/ST has come to the fore from Agra. As per available information, a woman belonging to a reserved community hit herself with a brick so that she could trap a general category family using the SC-ST Atrocity Act.

The case

In the video posted on Twitter by Falana Dikhana, the woman is clearly seen hitting herself with a brick. She is seen zooming away on the bike with her husband. She then approached the police to lodge a complaint against the family possibly in an attempt to exact revenge. However, as the video where she’s seen inflicting the injuries herself went viral on social media, police took cognizance of the same.

The video is purportedly from a village in the Shamsabad district. Reporting on the matter, Falana Dikhana says that the woman belonging to the Valmiki community went to the police station to file a case under the SC-ST Atrocity Act as well as other grave sections of law against a Kshatriya youth after grievously injuring herself.

However after the video went viral and the woman’s lies were caught on camera, the police refused to register the case. The police have now started investigations into the matter on the basis of the viral video.

The entire case revolves around a long-standing land dispute between Guddu Valmiki and Dinesh. Valmiki had raised illegal structures on a piece of land belonging to the gram panchayat. Dinesh had lodged a complaint regarding the same with the administration.

Following Dinesh’s complaint, the administration got Valmiki’s construction work stopped. They also constituted a team of the revenue department and police that undertook land measurement work. Accordingly, the team demarcated the land belonging to Valmiki and that of the gram panchayat.

Following the action initiated by the administration, the Valmiki family was furious with Dinesh. They began abusing Dinesh and began fighting with him. During the course of the fight, Guddu Valmiki’s wife hit herself with a brick lying nearby and injured herself.

She and her husband then approached the police but on seeing the video, the latter got wind of the woman’s conspiracy. Since the video has gone viral, the police have been conducting a detailed investigation to get an in-depth understanding of the case. It must be noted that Dinesh hasn’t filed any case against the woman as yet.

(Featured Image Source: Falana Dikhana)


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