Bhotmange

  • Khairlanji killings: Death for six, life term for two September 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Six of the 11 accused in the Khairlanji killings case have been given death sentence and two have been sentenced to life imprisonment sentence by a court in Bhandara on Wednesday. Those given death sentence were Sakru Binjewar, Shatrughan Dhande, Vishwanath Dhande, Ramu Dhande, Jagdish Mandlekar and Prabhakar Mandlekar....
  • Khairlanji killings sentencing to be made today September 24, 2008

    Bhandara (Maharashtra): The much awaited pronouncement of punishment to the eight people convicted of killing four Dalits in Khairlanji village of Maharashtra will be made today, September 24, the trial court had announced on Saturday. The first ad-hoc sessions judge, S S Dass, who on Monday convicted eight of the 11...
  • Justice at last for Khairlanji's Dalit family September 16, 2008

    Mumbai: Almost two years after his family was brutally murdered, Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange’s pleas for justice have been answered. Amidst stepped up security, the Bhandara district fast track court on Monday held eight people guilty and acquitted three others for lack of evidence. The September 29, 2006 killings in Bhandara's Khairlanji...
  • Dalit Killings in Khairlanji: 8 found guilty, 3 acquitted September 15, 2008

    New Delhi: A Bhandara fastrack court has found eight of the accused in the Khairlanji case guilty as charged. Three of the accused, however, have been declared innocent of all crime and acquitted by the court. Delivering the judgement at a packed sessions court here, the first ad-hoc sessions Judge S...
  • For Bhotmange, the whole village was to blame September 15, 2008

    New Delhi: For Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, a Dalit farmer in Maharashtra's Khairlanji village, it's been a long wait for justice. In September 2006, a mob of about 50 villagers attacked his house and lynched four members of his family including his wife Surekha, daughter Priyanka and two sons Dilip and Roshan....
  • Khairlanji: Dalit murder trial begins June 20, 2007

    Nagpur (Maharashtra): It has been more than seven months since Bhaiyalal Bhotmange's family of four was brutally massacred by upper caste villagers in Khairlanji. The CBI, which has been investigating the murders, has been able to chargesheet only 11 of the accused as of yet. The matter is now up...
  • Khairlangi: Nikam to represent CBI March 2, 2007

    New Delhi: Ujjwal Nikam, better known as CBI's lawyer for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, has been appointed as special public prosecutor of the investigating agency in the sensational Khairlanji Dalit massacre case. The Maharashtra government on Friday approved of CBI's request for appointing Nikam. In fact, the state home...
  • Khairlanji victim blames village June 18, 2007

    Nagpur: The Khairlanji dalit massacre case has taken a new twist with 24 of the 47 accused being granted bail. The CBI has chargesheeted only 11 accused and says it does not have enough evidence against the rest. But Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange, the lone survivor of the massacre, alleges that the...
  • Khairlanji killings key witness suspended June 17, 2007

    Nagpur: A key witness in Maharashtra Khairlangi Dalit killings has been suspended from his post of ‘police patli’ by Bhandara district administration for alleged involvement in an assault case, an official said on Tuesday. A relative of the victims, Siddarth Gajbhiye, was a police patil, a civil appointee in villages who...
  • Khairlanji murders' hearing begins June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The hearing of the rape and brutal murders of four members of a Dalit family in Khaiarlanji has begun in a Maharashtra fast track court on Monday. On September 29, Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange's family - wife Surekha, daughter Priyanka, and sons Roshan and Sudhir - was brutallly killled in Khairlanji...
  • Khairlanji witnesses seek protection June 15, 2007

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's Khairlanji village is still tense after the massacre of a Dalit family. Two of the prime witnesses in the case, Rajindra and Siddarth Gajbiye allege they are being threatened and harassed and that the administration is looking the other way. Gajbiye says, “After the accused were released on...
  • CBI says 'no rape' in Khairlanji December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after four members of a Dalit family were brutally killed in Khairlanji in Maharashtra, sparking off widespread protests across the state, the CBI has filed its chargesheet against 11 of the 46 accused. But the one conclusion that is perhaps most likely to generate controversy...
  • Khairlanji case: 11 chargesheeted December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against 11 persons in the Khairlanji murder case. The chargesheet has been filed in Mohadi. The CBI says it has proof against 11 persons as of now. The people have been chargesheeted under charges of murder, criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly with deadly...
  • Dalit issue stirs Maha Assembly June 21, 2007

    Nagpur (Maharashtra): Already under fire from Dalit organisations and Opposition over the Khairlanji Dalit killings, the Maharashtra government is now left red-faced after the report on alleged cover up and corruption involved in the case. The opening session of Maharashtra Assembly in Nagpur on Monday was adjourned for twenty minutes...
  • Dalit killings report slams police June 21, 2007

    Mumbai: A government agency in Maharashtra claims of a deep-rooted conspiracy in the alleged cover up of investigation by police in Khairlanji Dalit killings case. The report titled ‘Organized Killings of Dalits in Khairlanji Village’ has been jointly prepared by Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute and Department of Social...
  • A heated winter session in Nagpur June 21, 2007

    Nagpur: Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan is all set to host the winter session of the Maharahtra Assembly. And there are likely to be speed breakers all the way for the government this session. Leading the way will be the Dalit killings at Khairlanji. Dalit parties have already planned a march with about...
  • Deshmukh faces flak for Dalit issue June 21, 2007

    Mumbai: "I did not get justice in Maharashtra, so I had to come here to meet Sonia Gandhi," says Bhaiyalal Bhotmange after he met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Saturday. The words of Bhotmange, the only survivor of the Dalit family killed in Khairlangi, were a cause of concern...
  • India 360: What makes Dalits angry? June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It was a bloody day in Maharashtra after protests over a statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar being defaced in Kanpur took on mammoth proportions. The entire state including Nashik, Osmanabad, Aurangabad, Buldhana, Thane and Ulhasnagar were engulfed in the protests, which led to the lynching of a Dalit youth...
  • Dalit anger started in a village November 30, 2006

    New Delhi: On September 29, Bhaiyyalal Bhotmange's family — wife Surekha, daughter Priyanka, and sons Roshan and Sudhir — was brutallly killled in Khairlanji village. His wife and and his 17-year-old daughter Priyanka were raped in the most savage manner by men belonging to the OBC caste. The murders of...
  • Readerspeak: Justice for Priyanka? November 20, 2006

    The article was sent to us by IBNLive.com reader Priti Singh "She was raped and murdered. She was Priyanka Bhotmange." You have read it right. The name here is Bhotmange and not Mattoo, as one, inured by lines that refer to the latter's tragic tale, would have ordinarily expected. But in this...
  • Dalit rally to protest Khairlanji massacre November 20, 2006

    Mumbai: Over 4,000 Dalits gathered at the Azad maidan in Mumbai on Monday to protest against the murder of four Dalits in Khairlanji in September. The Khairlanji killings not only set off a wave of public outrage in Vidarbha, but also unleashed a political storm over the lack of justice...