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2nd SIT to probe assault on Dalit

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Fazilka, October 22

The Punjab State Safai Karamchari Commission has constituted a second special investigation team (SIT) to probe the incident of assault on a Dalit youth. The victim was allegedly forced to drink urine at Chak Janisar village of Fazilka district on October 8.

The Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), SP (Headquarters) and District Welfare Officer have been asked to conduct the probe.

'Forced to drink urine'

  • A Dalit youth, Gurnam Singh, was allegedly assaulted by some persons on the outskirts of Chak Janisar village on suspicion of being a thief on October 8
  • The victim was allegedly forced to drink urine
  • Three suspects were booked under the SC/ST Act and arrested

Punjab State Safai Karamchari Commission chairman Geja Ram announced an SIT after meeting the victim, Gurnam Singh, alias Gora, at his residence today.

He has directed the SIT to present the report at the earliest after conducting a transparent investigation into the case.

Earlier, the Senior Superintendent of Police had constituted an SIT, headed

by the SP (PBI), to probe the incident. It is yet to present its report.

Gurnam was allegedly assaulted by some persons on the outskirts of the village on suspicion of being a thief. Three suspects were arrested by the police after booking them under stringent provisions, including those of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

The in charge of Ladhuwala police post, under whose jurisdiction the crime took place, had been placed under suspension.



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