Kolar: Dalit boy touches god's idol; villagers impose Rs 60k fine on his family

10:32 AM Sep 21, 2022 | Team Udayavani |



In yet another incident of casteism reported in Karnataka, a Dalit family was asked to pay a fine of Rs 60,000 allegedly after a boy entered the temple and touched the god’s idol.

The incident took place at Hullerahalli village in Koppal’s Malur taluk.

As per reports three days ago the villagers were celebrating the construction of a temple when the boy named Chetan touched the idol ready to be taken out for the procession and tried to carry it on his head.

Offended by this the villagers shunned the boy away and later his parents were asked to pay Rs 60,000 fine. Furthermore, they were told to stay away from the village till they paid the penalty.


It is also gathered that the family has been receiving threatening calls.

The Dalit family is yet to file a complaint in this regard.

(With IANS inputs)


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