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Farmer parades five Dalit children naked in village for stealing radish

A video of the incident was recorded by a bystander which went viral on social media. A criminal case has been registered against the farmer.

india Updated: Feb 14, 2018 21:09 IST
Press Trust of India, Amritsar

A farmer allegedly assaulted five Dalit children before stripping and parading them naked in Sohian Kalan village in Amritsar for stealing radish from his fields.

A criminal case was on Wednesday registered against him, station house officer (SHO) of police station Majitha Mohit Kumar said.

He said the incident occurred three days ago when the children, who belonged to poor families, were playing and flying kites in the area.

Ashurbanpal Singh Latti accused them of uprooting radishes from his fields and in anger, thrashed and stripped them, the police official said.

He then paraded them naked on the road as punishment, he said.

The SHO said a video of the incident was recorded by a bystander which went viral on social media.

The parents of the children registered a complaint against the accused on Wednesday, he said.

First Published: Feb 14, 2018 21:08 IST