Bihar: Dalit children beaten by police for playing DJ, villagers sit on dharna in protest
In Bihar’s Aurangabad district, the police beat up the children of a Dalit family for playing DJ on Holi. The villagers got angry with this and demanded the arrest of the accused.
In Bantara village of Devkund police station of Aurangabad district of Bihar, a case of mercilessly beating up children and women of a Mahadalit family by the police for playing DJ on the night of Holi has come to light. According to media reports, in protest, the people of the village started an indefinite sit-in against the police, which is still going on.
According to the NBT report, hundreds of women and men sat on an indefinite dharna with placards in their hands in the courtyard of the Devi temple of Bantara village against the police brutality and assault on women and children by the Devkund police station. During this, slogans were raised against the police administration. The people sitting on the dharna have demanded the release of Police Station President Subodh Kumar Singh and withdrawal of the fake cases against the villagers.
On the second day of the dharna, a five-member delegation of CPI joined the dharna and supported the movement and raised the voice of the victims. On the other hand, the victims have said that if the attitude of the police remains the same, they will leave the village with their family and go somewhere else. The aggrieved women narrated the story of police brutality while crying. Said that there is no fault of ours. We including the children have been mercilessly beaten unnecessarily. For this reason, they are staging an indefinite sit-in in the village itself, demanding action against the Devkund police station chief and withdrawal of the fake case. If he does not get relief in this matter, he will protest even after coming to the district headquarters and finally, if justice is not given, he will leave the village and go far away, where the anger of the police could not be generated.
On the other hand, CPI leaders who are supporting the strike – Suresh Prasad Yadav, Zonal Minister of Goh, former District Minister Jagannarayan Singh Vikal, Krishnanandan Yadav and LJPR State Secretary Vijay Kumar Akela said that Devkund police station chief Subodh Kumar reached Bantara village on the night of Holi. The atrocities committed on the people of India are wrong. In the case, the police have registered a fake case against the Mahadalits, creating a fabricated story. Police brutally beat up innocent children and women. In the case, the Devkund police station should be suspended with immediate effect and the SP should conduct a high-level inquiry into the matter. Also, peace should be restored in the village by withdrawing the fake case as soon as possible. The people here should get justice. Said that the police brutality perpetrated on the people of Bantara is not tolerable at all.
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