POSTED ON APRIL 12, 2021
Sangrur, A minor Dalit boy was allegedly hung upside down from a tree and thrashed by three other minors at Meemsa village under the Dhuri Sadar police station.
The alleged crime took place after the victim failed to pay for four ‘tikkis’ (potato patty) they ate at a local shop. The police have started an investigation into the incident.
“On April 7, the three minors, including a Dalit, called the victim to a local shop and offered him a tikki. However, the three fled without paying. When the shopkeeper asked him for the money, he said he hadn’t ordered the food. The shopkeeper noted down the names and addresses of the three others and let him go,” said Jagseer Singh Ghanaur, an activist who got the victim admitted to the Dhuri Civil Hospital on Sunday.
But when the shopkeeper approached the minors’ parents and complained against them, the three decided to teach the victim a lesson for disclosing their identities.
“On April 8, the three took the victim to the village stadium, tied him to a tree and thrashed him. A woman saw the act but the three fled the scene. The victim suffered leg and shoulder injuries, but the police were yet to register a case,” claimed Ghanaur.
Dhuri DSP Parmjeet Sandhu said they had received information from the hospital that a minor child had been admitted there. “There are allegations that the child was tied upside down and assaulted. The investigating officer will record his statement. We will take appropriate action thereafter,” said the DSP. — TNS
Courtesy : The Tribune