Uttar Pradesh Human Rights panel orders probe in Dalit atrocity

October 27th, 2008 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Oct 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Human Rights Commission has ordered an inquiry in a case in which a Dalit teenager was tied to a tractor and dragged around a village for allegedly teasing a girl.”In such an inhuman incident, the role of the police and district administration definitely needs to be extensively probed,” member of the commission Vishnu Sahai told IANS Monday.

He said: “We have already directed the district magistrate and the senior superintendent of police of the Mahoba district, where the incident occurred, to submit a detailed report in this case by Nov 4.”

On Oct 22, father of the minor girl Sukhlal Rajpoot tied teenager Anandu to a tractor and dragged him around in the Shrinagar village in Mahoba district, about 200 km from Lucknow.

Rajpoot had claimed that the boy teased his daughter while she was having a bath near a well.

A case was registered under various sections of the Prevention of Atrocities (Scheduled Castes and Tribes) Act against Rajpoot, who absconded soon after the incident.

Later, he surrendered before a local court after which he was arrested.

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