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Docs beat up Dalit, force him drink urine

IN A barbaric act, some junior doctors beat up a Dalit labourer for several hours, chopped his hair haphazardly and allegedly forced to drink urine in a Gandhi Medical College hostel Thursday evening. The doctors suspected the labourer of stealing a wristwatch.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2006 13:42 IST

IN A barbaric act, some junior doctors beat up a Dalit labourer for several hours, chopped his hair haphazardly and allegedly forced to drink urine in a Gandhi Medical College hostel Thursday evening. The doctors suspected the labourer of stealing a wristwatch.

The man somehow managed to free himself from the clutches of the tormentors and rushed to police station. Police sources said Baliram Ahirwar, a Dalit from Raisen district, ekes out living by whitewashing houses. He was on work today in Koh-e- Fiza locality when a group of junior doctors detained him on suspicion of stealing a wristwatch from B-Block of the hostel. 

The boarders took the man to the hostel and beat him black and blue. The police sources said the junior doctors started beating him from 2.30 pm and continued thrashing till night. He was first beaten in a room and then taken to the roof where he was beaten up again.

From police station, he was rushed to Hamidia hospital for medical examination.  When contacted a police official said the victim was not in a position to tell how many junior doctors beat him up. He only said that he would identify them if they were brought before him.

Police have lodged a FIR against unknown persons on the charges of wrongful confinement of the labourer and beating with him.

Some junior doctors said the labourer used to steal articles like mobile and wristwatches from the hostel. He had worked at the hostel and was familiar with the premises.