In yet another case of caste atrocity in Uttar Pradesh an accused, Sonu Yadav, allegedly attacked the victim’s son a few days ago with an axe in Roda village of Lalitpur district. After the father and son approached police, Yadav has been allegedly forcing them to settle the matter and withdraw their complaint.
A 65-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten and forced to drink urine in Village Roda in Lalitpur, UP, by a man against whom the victim’s family had filed a police complaint a week ago. Media reports states that the accused, Sonu Yadav, allegedly attacked the victim’s son a few days ago with an axe. After the father and son approached police, Yadav has been allegedly forcing them to settle the matter and withdraw their complaint.
On Tuesday, Yadav allegedly forced Amar, the father, to drink urine. “When I refused, he attacked me with a stick. He had attacked my son with an axe few days ago and we had complained against him to police. So he was forcing us to compromise,” Amar told ANI.
Lalitpur SP Mirza Manzar Beg said an FIR has been registered and search is on to nab Yadav. “Few influential people thrashed two villagers in Roda village. Police registered an FIR as soon as it was informed. Main accused has been arrested and search is on for others involved in this case. We won’t tolerate any sort of bullying.”
Incidentally, while UP is in the news of late following the nerve chilling gang rape and murder of a 19 year old woman at Hathras in the western region of the state, this sort of caste atrocity and violation happens countrwide.
Last November, a Dalit man who was thrashed and forced to drink urine in Punjab died after the assault, after which the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has sought a report from the Senior Superintendent of Police of Sangrur on the incident.
Sources said that Jagmel Singh of Changaliwala village in Sangrur district of Punjab had an altercation with Rinku, his father Amarjit Singh and another person Lucky on October 21 but the matter was resolved on the intervention of some villagers.
But the accused on November 7 took the victim to his house where he was badly thrashed.
The accused tied Jagmel Singh up to a pillar and thrashed him mercilessly. When he asked for water, he was forced to drink urine. Later, he was rushed to PGI at Chandigarh where his legs were amputated and he also suffered kidney failure.
In May 2020, a Youth from a Brahim family killed himself after being thrashed, forced to drink urine by Dalits in MP. Enraged over the incident, a delegation from the Brahmin community, to which the youth belonged to, submitted a memorandum demanding Rs 1 crore compensation to the bereaved family.
In this case, a 19-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide a few hours after being beaten and forced to drink urine by three persons from a Dalit community, including two women, over a trivial issue in Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh. The incident unfolded in Sajor village of the district (380 km from Bhopal), where the youth identified as Vikas Sharma hanged self to death inside his house. A suicide note and a video clip containing the youth’s dying declaration were recovered from the spot.
The contents of note purportedly written by Vikas and the video clip containing the dying declaration that was shot by him using his cell phone revealed that Vikas had gone to a hand pump to get water in a lota (globular container used for religious purposes) for offering it at a nearby temple. While he was filling the water, a few drops fell on the utensils of the three Dalit persons – Manoj Koli, Tarawati Koli, and Priyanka Koli leading to the violent offensive against the youth.