On Camera, UP Dalit Boy Assaulted, Forced To Lick Feet

Story Highlights
  • UP Dalit boy assualt caught on camera.
  • Incident took place on April 10th.
  • Seven arrests made so far.

Uttar Pradesh: In a shocking incident apartheid, a minor boy from the Dalit community was assaulted and made to lick the feet of one of the accused.

The incident that took place on April 10th is reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Raebareli. In a 2:30 min video that made rounds on social media featured shows the boy sitting on the ground with his hands on his ears – a sign of punishment.

The accused is seen sitting on motorcycles, some of them laughing as the victim shakes in fear on the ground. One of the accused asks the victim the spell the name ‘Thakur’ – an upper caste and also abuses him. “Will you make such a mistake again?” another accused asks the victim.

The victim is a class 10 student and lives with his widowed mother. Local reports suggest that the victim’s mother had worked in the fields of some of the accused and the boy had been asking them for money for the said work. This appears to have angered the accused who caught hold of the boy, abused and assaulted him and forced him to lick the feet of one of the accused men.

So far, the police have made seven arrests including some from upper castes based on the written complaint filed by the victim.

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