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Assault on Dalit family: State Commission panel seeks report from Mansa SSP

Victim Jagdev Singh and his family had a dispute with Shagandeep Singh over the use of loudspeaker in their neighbourhood.

punjab Updated: Jun 10, 2017 20:28 IST
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Hindustan Times, Mansa
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The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes on Saturday sought a report from Mansa senior superintendent of police (SSP) Parambir Singh Parmar over an alleged assault on a Dalit family in Bareh village in the district recently.

Victim Jagdev Singh and his family had a dispute with Shagandeep Singh over the use of loudspeaker in their neighbourhood.

Victim’s wife Jaswinder Kaur alleged that she and her three daughters were manhandled by Shagandeep and his accomplice during a function in their village on Tuesday.

“On Thursday, Shagandeep and his accomplices attacked us inflicting a deep injury on my husband’s eye,” alleged Jaswinder, who is admitted to the civil hospital at Mansa.

Her husband Jagdev Singh has been referred to PGI in Chandigarh.

However, station house officer (SHO) Jarnail Singh refuted the allegations levelled by the Dalit family and said the latter had first assaulted Shagandeep and in the ensuing clash, people from both sides were injured.

“We have got video evidence wherein Jaswinder Kaur is caught throwing stones at Shagandeep Singh. We have recorded her statement and registered a case against Shagandeep and his accomplice,” he said.

The state SC commission has summoned the Budhlada DSP and sought a report about the incident from the SSP within 15 days.

First Published: Jun 10, 2017 20:25 IST