Minister’s brother booked for burning Dalit’s house

June 27th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhopal, June 27 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Public Works Department (PWD) Narayan Kabirpanthi’s brother and five others have been booked for burning down a Dalit’s house and threatening her family with dire consequences in Sagar district, the police said Friday. Tara Ahirwar, a resident of Sagar’s cantonment locality, filed a complaint Thursday that Kallu Kabirpanthi and five others barged into her house and looted the household belongings before setting afire her clothes and the thatched roof of the house, said P.C. Jain, a police official.

They also beat up the family members with sticks, Tara said in her complainant.

“The minister’s brother Kallu reached our house with five others June 24 night and asked us to vacate it. When we said that we have purchased the house, they set our belongings afire,” she alleged.

According to the police official, Tara alleged that Kallu claimed to be the owner of the house which she had purchased from Babulal Ahirwar a few months ago and threatened her with dire consequences if she and her sons did not vacate it.

Narayan Kabirpanthi was inducted in Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s cabinet a fortnight ago.

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