Bulandshahr: Dalit assaulted, forced to lick his own spit

Meerut: A Dalit man was ordered by the village panchayat to lick his own spit as a punishment because his son married a girl from another community. 44-year-old Shrikrishna was summoned by the village panchayat and assaulted in Habibpur village in Bulandshahr district.

Shrikrishna was then asked to lick his own spit form the ground and the women in his family were threatened with rape by the panchayat members. Shrikrishna and his family have left the village after the incident.

In another incident A Dalit family from Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh claimed that they have been banished from their village, Sarkanpur, by the panchayat for two years.

A family member told ANI that they were banished after a scuffle took place between their daughter-in-law and others over the issue of fetching water from the well.

“Panchayat has banished us from the village for two years. They stopped our ration, our children were expelled from school, doctors were stopped from giving treatment to us and shopkeepers also do not sell anything to us,” said Poonam, a member of the same family.

Taking cognisance of the matter, Tikamgarh Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Surendra Kumar Jain handed over the investigation to the Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) and ensured that action will be taken after examining the inquiry report.

Siasat Web Team with agancies inputs