Bullies beat up Dalit youth for sitting in the temple: Victim said – They were saying that because of you he became untouchable, police did not take action
A case of a Dalit youth being beaten while sitting in a temple has come to light in Kanpur. The victim youth told that he was sitting in the temple on the morning of 21st September. Then some people living in the village came and forbade him to sit in the temple. When he protested, people beat him with sticks. The victim went to the police, but even after two days no action was taken.
The victim and his family and village people reached the Police Commissioner’s office on Saturday and complained, after which the police assured that the matter will be investigated and action will be taken. The matter pertains to Mahadevan Pataleshwar temple of Sen West Para police station.
Victim Gulshan Nagar told that he was sitting in the temple at around 10 am on September 21. Sonu Pal, Monu Pal and Shiv Balak, residents of the same village, saw him sitting in the temple and said that because of you the temple has become untouchable. Therefore, give 10 thousand rupees, the temple has to be washed. I said that everyone can sit in the temple. After this, the youth who refused beat him with sticks. After this he also went to the police station, but even after two days, no hearing took place. Gulshan Nagar’s brother said that the application itself was written in the police station. Apart from this, the medical report was also not shown despite asking for it. Therefore, a complaint has been lodged with the Police Commissioner on Saturday at the Police Commissioner’s office located at Civil Lines.
The victim reached the police commissioner’s office.
Action will be taken after investigation
ADCP Ankita Singh said that cognizance has been taken of the matter. Along with this, instructions have also been given for investigation. After investigation, if the allegations are found true, strict action will be taken.
Courtesy: Dainik Bhaskar
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