POSTED ON JULY 13, 2021
In a shocking incident, a 18-year-old Dalit youth who tried to stop an “inebriated” upper caste man from rashly driving tractor in the village was mercilessly beaten up allegedly by the latter’s relatives the next day in Sirsaganj area of Firozabad district.
While a video of the purported incident is being circulated on social media on Monday, police registered an FIR against four upper caste people — Virendra, Obay, Shivam and Satyam — based on a complaint lodged by the youth’s mother.
In her complaint, Mamta Devi alleged, “I was sitting outside our house along with my son and other family members on Friday. Around 6 pm, Harnam Singh, a local resident, came hurtling on a tractor, which he deliberately drove off road, close to the place we were sitting. We had a narrow escape. My son, Abhay, objected to his rash driving.
An angry Harnam abused us. We did not argue with him as he was drunk. He left after threatening my son of dire consequences.” The next day, when Abhay was heading to the local market on his bicycle, four men – Harnam’s sons and a nephew — stopped him.
“They beat up my son mercilessly. Villagers informed me and I rushed to the spot to find my son lying unconscious in the field. The men left after threatening to kill my son and throwing my family out of the village if we dared to speak up against them,” she claimed.
Courtesy : TNN