A Dalit man and his daughter have been beaten up for drawing water from a handpump at an ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district, two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a fervent appeal to stop attacks against the community. Whereas in another incidence, a Dalit youth was allegedly beaten to death in the Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday over suspicion of being involved in a case of theft in the area recently.
In a first incidence, the 13-year-old girl who was working in the fields had gone to drink water from a handpump installed outside the Dunda Ashram in Gunnor area when she was beaten up.
Later, when her father raised the issue, he too was mercilessly thrashed allegedly by the priest and his aides.
Both sustained injuries and are undergoing treatment at a district hospital. Two men have been arrested in this incident.
In a second incidence, the 22-year-old Dalit youth, who belonged to a very poor family, was mercilessly thrashed by a mob and beaten till his death.
He was also paraded naked on the streets by the irate mob, which also pressed the victim to disclose his caste identity.
His dead body was abandoned on the road.
A case has been registered under the provisions of SC/ST Act and the matter is being probed by the local police.
No arrest has been made in this regard as yet.