The Hush Post| 4:00 pm |one-minute-read|
A Dalit minor was tied with a rope and allegedly beaten up by upper caste men after he tried to enter a temple in Pali district of Rajasthan.
The incident reportedly took place on June 1 in Pali’s Dhaneriya village. In a video, which went viral soon after the incident, the perpetrators are seen clobbering the boy even as he pleaded them to stop saying that he will never enter the temple.
The victim’s uncle filed a complaint two days after the incident. The accused were arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) act and police have arrested four in the incident.
Police have also said that the victim has been sent to a juvenile home.
Soon after the incident, however, the police had detained the victim after a person lodged a case against him on claims of molestation.
The incident comes just a month after a 23-year-old Dalit man died after being beaten up by a group of upper caste men in Uttarakhand’s Tehri district.
In the last two months, there have been other incidents of atrocities against dalits. In one such incident in a wedding procession a Dalit groom was attacked for riding on a horse. In another such incident in Bhilwara district in Rajasthan, a wedding procession was attacked after the upper caste community was outraged at the sight of a Scheduled Caste groom riding a horse.