Case of the Behmai massacre: everything you want to know about Phoolan Devi
NEW DELHI: Thirty-eight years after the country's shaking, the judgment of the case is expected to be issued on January 6.
On February 14, 1981, the bandit queen had shot dead up to 20 Thakurs from Behmai village in the Kanpur Dehat area of Uttar Pradesh to avenge her rape by two other bandits Lala Ram and Sri Ram, both Thakurs. So who was Phoolan Devi?
The bandit queen turned into politics, Phoolan Devi, was born on August 10, 1963 in a Mallah family in the Jalaun district, UP.
After a problematic marriage of children and children, Phoolan joined a gang of thieves where he also faced abuse, and was raped by a group of thieves from the upper castes after being hostages.
After she escaped, she gathered her gang and killed 22 members of the village where she was raped.
Phoolan, with the help of four dacoit gangs led by Ram Avtar, Mustaqeem, Ramkesh and Lallu, had raided the Behmai village on the banks of Yamuna and lined up 20 Thakurs and shot them dead.
The then Prime Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, had resigned from owning the moral responsibility of the massacre.
Phoolan then surrendered to the Madhya Pradesh police and was behind bars in Gwalior and Jabalpur. Phoolan fought a legal battle with the Uttar police in the case and challenged the orders approved by the court of Kanpur Dehat. She never appeared before the trial court in Kanpur.
Later, Phoolan was elected member of parliament with a ticket from the Samajwadi party in 1996, and then 1999 from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and was killed by a Sher Singh Frog in 2001 in Delhi.