Sunday, April 18, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Dalit youth claims he was paraded with garland of shoes

Dalit youth claims he was paraded with garland of shoes


Dehradun, Apr 18 (PTI) A Dalit youth in the district has alleged that
he was beaten up and paraded in his village with a garland of shoes by
influential people who accused him of wanting to make their belongings
disappear using magic.

According to a report lodged before District Magistrate D Sainthil
Pandiyan, victim Munna Das claimed he was returning home to his
village Dhabra on April 15 when he met some influential village
residents who asked him to carry their luggage.

However, on the way they started beating him up, alleging he wanted to
make their luggage disappear using magic, he said.

The youth claimed they dragged him to the village and paraded him with
a garland of shoes around his neck.

Hearing the incident, District Magistrate said he would hand over the
inquiry of the case to the police and take action against those found

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