3 held for ‘thrashing’ Dalit youth in Fazilka - ECAS Punjab

3 held for ‘thrashing’ Dalit youth in Fazilka

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Fazilka, October 18

The Fazilka police have arrested three persons for beating up a Dalit youth and forcing him to drink urine at Chack Janisar village of Fazilka district on October 8.

Fazilka SSP Harjeet Singh said the accused had been identified as Simranjit Singh, alias Kala, Ramandeep Singh, alias Ramna Sangha, and Jasveer Singh, alias Bhola Pandit, all residents of Chack Janisar village.

SIT formed

  • Victim Gurnam Singh, a resident of Chack Madrasa village in Muktsar district, was mistaken for a thief and thrashed by the accused.
  • Fazilka SSP Harjeet Singh said an SIT had been constituted to look into the matter and in charge of the Ladhuwala police post placed under suspension.

"Two more accused — Sukhjit Singh and Gagandeep Singh — who were seen thrashing the victim have been booked," the SSP said.

He said a special investigation team (SIT) had been constituted to look into the matter. In charge of the Ladhuwala police post has been suspended. "There's no evidence that the youth was forced to drink urine," the SSP added.

Victim Gurnam Singh, a resident of Chack Madrasa village in Muktsar district, was thrashed on the suspicion of being a thief as he was found roaming near the village around 10.30 pm on October 8. A video of the assault had also gone viral. On October 10, he was admitted to the hospital. The police received a medico-legal report on October 12 and subsequently registered a case.



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