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HP guv takes cognisance of Dalit family's allegation of denial of access to crematorium

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

Sunday directed officials to take necessary action after a family cremated an elderly woman in a jungle in after upper caste people allegedly did not let them use the village crematorium, a said.

The took strong cognisance of the matter after a delegation of Sri Ravidas Dharma Sabha, led by its Karam Chand Bhatia, brought the matter to his attention, he added.

The incident had taken place in Fozal valley of district. The elderly woman, a resident of Dhara village, died Thursday after prolonged illness.

Her grandson, Tape Ram, has alleged that when the funeral procession reached the public crematorium of the village, some upper caste men stopped them.

A video is making the rounds on in which is seen recording his statement while his grandmother is being cremated in the backdrop.

Ram can be heard saying,"They (upper caste men) said we shall be responsible if anything bad happens due to wrath of the deity. So we brought the body to nearby nullah and cremated it.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 19:35 IST