Four Dalit siblings and their friend were beaten up in a north Delhi locality allegedly by their landlord and his family for not revealing their caste identity.
The two brothers and sisters alleged they have had to put up with casteist slur, their water supply cut off and they faced constant threats in the past few days ever since their landlord in Mukherjee Nagar Omprakash Grover found out they were Dalits.
Grover and his family members allegedly manhandled and threatened them last night after picking up a fight on the issue of use of water.
They were later rescued by neighbours and taken to Bara Hindu Rao Hospital where the medical examination confirmed the assault.
The five of them - Kanaklata (30), Manorama (29), Chandra Bhushan (27), Vijay (25) and their friend Geeta (25) recorded their statement in Mukherjee Nagar police station.
Kanaklata, Manorama and Bhushan were staying in the second floor of Grover's building for more than a year while Vijay, who is preparing for the UPSC exams, stays in a nearby rented flat.
Grover came to know about their Dalit identity a few days ago from another tenant and allegedly stopped their water supply, started hurling casteist remarks at them and threatening them, Kanaklata alleged.