Chhattisgarh’s jail deputy suspended for Facebook post on brutalities against tribals


Chhattisgarh’s BJP government on Saturday suspended the Raipur Central Jail deputy Varsha Dongre after she made stunning allegations of brutalities being committed against tribal women and girls by security forces.

A report by ANI said that Dongre, in her Facebook post in Hindi, had alleged that young tribal girls were being tortured at police stations adding that Naxalism will not end as a ‘capitalist system is being imposed in Bastar’ and tribals are being made to vacate their lands.

Her post, now deleted, had also alleged that tribal villages were burnt and women raped.

Dongre had posted her social media message after 25 CRPF jawans were killed by Maoists in Sukma on 24 April.

Chhattisgarh’s jail department had on 3 May ordered an inquiry over an “objectionable” comment reportedly posted by a woman officer on social media after the recent naxal attack in Sukma district.


“A preliminary probe was ordered over an objectionable comment reportedly made by an assistant jail superintendent Varsha Dongre, posted at Raipur Central Jail, on a social media,” Deputy Inspector General (Jail) KK Gupta had told PTI.

Earlier, the department had received information that Dongre had reportedly posted some comment on social media over naxal and tribal related issues after the last week maoist attack in Sukma, he said.

The state government had already issued guidelines for the government officials for posting anything on various social media platform, he said.