Caste Slur Against Vandana Katariya's Family, 1 Arrested:

6th Aug,2021

Caste Slur Against Vandana Katariya's Family, 1 Arrested:



Police said on Thursday that a man was arrested in the Roshnabad area of Uttarakhand's Haridwar district for allegedly making fun of and making casteist remarks about the family of Vandana Katariya, a member of India's women's hockey team that lost to Argentina in a semifinal match at the Tokyo Olympics.
Two men allegedly danced and burst firecrackers outside Vandana's house in the Roshnabad area on Wednesday evening in a mockery gesture, according to an official at SIDCUL police station, according to news agency PTI.According to the Press Trust of India, when some members of Vandana's family came out to investigate the noise outside their home, the two men made casteist remarks about the family, claiming that the team had lost because it had too many Dalit players on it.

According to the official, Vandana's brother filed a complaint after a heated argument between members of the family and the two men involved in the incident.

According to the official, a man named Vijay Pal was arrested and charged in connection with the incident under sections 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC-ST Act.The other man involved in the incident has not been arrested yet, he said.