Cop asks Dalit youth to drink his urine in police station in Andhra Pradesh, case registered
RAJAHMUNDRY: A Dalit youth in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district was allegedly asked by a police sub-inspector to drink his urine when he asked to quench his thirst in Kadiyam Police Station.
The 23-year-old Dalit from Chagallu was summoned by Kadiyam police in connection with a woman missing case in Chagallu mandal.
The victim namely, Vaddi Venkata Prasad who is a daily wage worker was brought to Kadiyam police station in connection with a woman missing case on 17th of this month and he was allegedly tortured by Kadiyam sub-inspector R.Sivaji. He was admitted to a private hospital as he sustained severe injuries.
After being discharged from the hospital, the victim Dalit youth accused the SI in Kadiyam Police Station of telling him to drink his urine when he asked to drink a glass of water.
The police department has taken decision off late to put the accused SI in voluntary retirement. But, the human activists and Dalit organisations are demanding suspension of the accuased cop..
Talking to the TOI, AP president, AP Civil Liberties Association, Muppalla Subba Rao said that Kadiyam SI, Sivaji had beaten uo the victim, Vaddi Venkata Prasad with belt resulting in injury. When the victim asked for water, Sivaji allegedly asked him to drink his urine.
When his health deteriorated, the Dalit youth was shifted to a private hospital and the police paid the hospital bill of Rs 15,000.
Talking to the TOI, Incharge SP, East Godavari, S Satish Kumar said that a case been registered on Kadiyam SI under sections 323, 324 and SC/ST Atrocities Act.
According to the version of SI, the Dalit youth who has alleged wrong treatment by the police was suffering from Asthma. He admitted that the police might have have beaten him lightly.
He said that the truth will will be revealed after thourough inquiry.
Courtesy : TOI
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