Three arrested for shaving off Dalit’s hair, moustache

June 21st, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Guruvayoor (Kerala), June 21 (IANS) Three people were arrested in this Kerala town Sunday evening for forcibly shaving off half the hair and half the moustache of a Dalit, police said.
Deputy Superintendent of Police T.K. Thomas told IANS that the three include victim Subramani’s employer John Raffi and two of his associates.

“This happened yesterday (Saturday) evening and the three of them did this after Subramani, who works as driver in the transport firm owned by Raffi, was driving a bus after consuming liquor,” said Thomas.

“We acted on a complaint and we took the three into custody,” he added.

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