Police allegedly strip Dalit family naked in UP

Police in Greater Noida’s Gautam Buddh Nagar allegedly stripped a Dalit family naked for attempting to file a complaint. Subsequently, a video of the incident has gone viral on social media.

According to The Hindu, Sunil Gautam and his wife were stripped naked publicly by the Dankaur police after they insisted on filing a police complaint. They were later arrested and locked up in jail.

Hindustan Times says that the family, comprising Gautam, his wife, brother and sisters- in-law, reached the Dankaur police station around afternoon, and tried to file a complaint against a person for passing casteist remarks against them. But police allege that Gautam was a ‘habitual blackmailer’ He “misuses the provisions of SC/ST Atrocities act to blackmail people and settle personal scores,” a senior police officer told The Hindu.