Citizens for Justice and Peace

Govt. official offered benefits if we converted: Dalit woman

12, May 2015

Staff Reporter
BERHAMPUR, May 13, 2015
A Dalit woman has accused key government officials of Kolnara block in Rayagada district in Odisha of offering her social benefits only if she and her family would convert to Christianity.
The woman has made a written complaint to the Rayagada District Collector on Monday following which he has ordered a probe by the Sub-Collector.
According to reports, the woman from Rengalapadu village of Duduli panchayat under Kolnara block alleged that Kolnara tehsildar Bernadutta Lakra had tried to get her and her family converted into Christianity.


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