UP Dalit man allegedly forced to drink urine for refusing to harvest crops, 4 arrested

Updated on May 01, 2018 01:27 PM IST

A Dalit man alleged that the brothers from an ‘upper caste’ family forced him to drink their urine after he refused to harvest their wheat crop .

The complaint was lodged at the Hazratpur police station which had initially refused to register the victim’s complaint.(ANI Photo)
The complaint was lodged at the Hazratpur police station which had initially refused to register the victim’s complaint.(ANI Photo)
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Four brothers accused of beating a Dalit man in Hazratpur of Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district and allegedly forcing him to drink urine after he refused to harvest their wheat crop late last month, were arrested from their village early Tuesday, police said.

”The accused Vijay Singh and his three brothers were arrested in a raid in Hazratpur area. They are being interrogated by a police team and will later be presented in court,” superintendent of police (city) of Badaun, Jitendra Kumar Srivastav said.

In his complaint to the police, the victim also alleged that the brothers from an ‘upper caste’ family forced him to drink their urine and pulled his moustache.

Police had registered an FIR under sections 323 (Voluntarily causing grievous hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) 506 (criminal intimidation) 342 (wrongful confinement) and relevant sections of the SC/ST Act.

Uttar Pradesh SC-ST commission has also taken cognizance of the matter and sought a detailed report from Badaun police regarding the incident.

Earlier on Monday, senior superintendent of police of Badaun, Ashok Kumar, ordered the suspension of inspector Rajesh Kumar of Hazratpur police station for dereliction of duty and ordered a departmental inquiry against him after he refused to register the victim’s complaint on April 23, the day he was abused.

A complaint was eventually registered on Sunday.

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