Madhya Pradesh: Dalit girl stopped from going to school, bag snatched, seven people arrested
Kotwali station in-charge Awadhesh Kumar Shesha, quoting the complaint, said that the incident took place when a 16-year-old girl belonging to the Scheduled Caste community was returning home after studying from a local school on Saturday afternoon.
Shajapur Police have arrested seven people for stopping a minor Dalit girl from going to school. A group of local people stopped the girl from going to school saying that other girls also do not go to school. An official gave this information on Tuesday. After the alleged incident in Bavaliyakhedi village, a fight broke out between the girl’s family and the families of those arrested, police said. Some people got injured in this incident.
Kotwali station in-charge Awadhesh Kumar Shesha, quoting the complaint, said that the incident took place when a 16-year-old girl belonging to the Scheduled Caste community was returning home after studying from a local school on Saturday afternoon. He told that some people blocked the way of the girl, snatched her bag and asked her not to go to school. People said that other girls of the village also do not go to school. Later, there was a clash between the family members of the girl and the relatives of the accused over the same issue. Following the complaint, the police arrested seven people under the IPC and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
At the same time, the police officer said that a case has also been registered against the girl’s brother and three others alleging assault on behalf of the other side. The SHO said that those injured in the clash are being treated at the district hospital, but did not give the exact number. The girl released a video in which she alleged that the accused snatched her school bag and objected to her going to classes. She alleged that the accused assaulted her brother when he objected to his comments and also beat up other family members.
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