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Dalit woman thrashed: Ladhar records statements

HT Correspondent  Jalandhar, April 18, 2013
First Published: 18:47 IST(18/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:18 IST(18/4/2013)

Jalandhar divisional commissioner SR Ladhar, conducting an  re-inquiry into the Tarn Taran incident, in which a 22-year-old dalit woman was beaten up by the cops, visited the district on Thursday.

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"I visited the spot and recorded the statements of three police men, two taxi drivers and other eyewitnesses," said Ladhar.

The statements were recorded in the presence of the SSP and the deputy commissioner.

In their statement, the cops alleged that the cousin of the victim, Jagdish Singh, who recorded the incident on his camera deleted the portion in which the victim and her relatives were seen misbehaving with them, Ladhar said. "Expert opinion will be solicited to judge the veracity of this claim," Ladhar added.

The two taxi drivers, who have been booked under the SC/ST Act, denied making any derogatory or casteist remarks against the victim or her family.

Ladhar added that the then SSP, DC and SHO, would be called to his office on Monday for their version on the incident.

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