Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Upper caste youth attack dalit in Haryana
ROHTAK: A group of upper caste youthallegedly urinated on the face of a dalit vendor after beating him at Mokhra village in Haryana's Rohtak district on Monday night.
Ashok Kumar, 22, of the Balmiki community sells eggs for a living. He was beaten up near a liquor shop when he tried to stop five jat youth from stealing his money and snatching away some eggs.
When he protested, the youth beat him. He was rescued by some onlookers, who rushed to the spot and tried to settle the dispute. When Kumar left for home about 10pm, the youth again attacked him at an isolated place.
"The men urinated on my face and stole Rs 2,500 from my cart. They also broke my cart before fleeing," said Kumar. He was admitted to Rohtak's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
Police registered a case for causing hurt, criminal intimidation, attempt to rob, and also under sections of SC/ST Act against the five accused on Tuesday morning.
"We have identified three of the accused while a probe is on to identify the rest. Police are raiding the hideouts of the suspects," said Meham DSP Prithvi Singh.
at 8:07 AM