Haryana: Dalit youth kidnapped, thrashed for not voting for accused in panchayat election


Image Source: Representative Image The police have registered a case against the accused

Haryana Police has registered a case against 5 persons for abducting and beating Dalit youth in Bilaspur Police Station.

The case is under sections 323 (causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation), 342 (wrongful imprisonment), 365 (kidnapping), 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly) and section 25 (1-b) of the IPC. was registered )(a) Section 3(i)(r) of the Arms Act and the SC/ST Act, a police official said on Tuesday.

The victim was brutally beaten up after being abducted by five persons for not voting in favor of one in the panchayat elections held last year in village Rathiwas.

They said the victim was also allegedly threatened at gunpoint but was later rescued by her parents, who rushed her to the hospital.

The police registered an FIR against 5 accused in Bilaspur police station on Monday. SHO of Bilaspur police station Rahul Dev said that all the five are absconding since the incident was reported late on Sunday night and police are trying to nab them.

In his complaint, the Dalit youth said that two men from the village, Manish and Monu, came to him near Hanuman temple of the village at around 10 pm. They told him that Sanjit Rathi, who had contested to become Sarpanch from Rathiwas village, had invited him to his house, according to the complaint.

The victim said, “I refused to go with them but they forcibly took me to Rathi’s house, where Deepak and Kalia were also present.

“Rathi and others locked me in a room and beat me with sticks. They threatened to kill me and also castigated me,” he said.

Later, Deepak pointed a pistol at the victim and asked why she did not vote for Rathi in the Sarpanch election.

It said that after the victim’s parents reached Rathi’s house, she was released. “They allowed me to go with my parents who took me to a nearby hospital,” said the victim.

After receiving information about the incident, the police team reached the hospital, where the youth was admitted.

(with PTI inputs)

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