Hand in the till

The Sabars and Birhors of the Tumang Kocha village in East Singhbhum district discovered irregularities in the disbursal of funds for the construction of houses in February 2007. They later found that the gram sewak had used the money sanctioned for the housing scheme to fund his daughter's wedding. Irate tribals let go of him only after he promised to return the amount. Members of the Primitive Tribals Forum