Rishipal's Death: The Cost of Friendship in Anti-Dalit Haryana

The report narrates the findings of the fact-finding team comprising Peoples Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and Peoples Union for Civil Rights (PUCR), Haryana into the suicide of 22-year old dalit boy, Rishipal. Rishipal was implicated as an accomplice in the alleged kidnapping of an adult OBC girl, who had actually wilfully eloped and married another dalit boy. The Report sheds light on the role of the police and administration, custodial violence and caste relations in Haryana.
 

Keywords: Custodial violence, Caste atrocity, Choice Marriage, Love Marriage, Family, Dalit, Caste, Haryana, Patriarchy, Gender, Assertion, Custodial torture, Police Custody, Suicide, Honour, SC-ST Act, Kidnapping, Section 363 IPC, Section 366 IPC, FIR, Investigation 

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