New Delhi: In yet another shocking incident, a 13-year-old boy belonging to a Scheduled Caste (SC) was allegedly thrashed and paraded naked from his house to the gram panchayat office for offering chocolates to an upper caste girl in Kolhapur. The girl informed her parents about the incident after which tensions brewed between the two families.Also Read - Mumbai Witnesses Record Rise in Corona Cases, 15 Buildings Sealed as Authorities Increase Covid Testing
“The families of the boy and girl knew each other. A month back, the boy offered a chocolate to the girl while they were returning from school and held her hand,” a police officer from Ajara station told Times of India. Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown: BMC Issues Fresh Guidelines, Caps Visitors’ Number to 50% at Worship Places | Details Here
Reports claim that the girl’s uncle came to the village and took boy to a room where he along with his friend mercilessly beat the teenager. They stripped the boy naked and paraded him from his house to the gram panachayat office. (Also Read: Dalit Thrashed to Death by Mob Over Suspicion of Theft in Bihar’s Nawada) Also Read - Maharashtra Lockdown: Withdraw Weekend Curfew, Allow Shops to Remain Open Till 8 PM, Kolhapur Traders Urge State Govt
However, the situation in village is said to be under control now after a meeting of members of both communities was convened yesterday. Meanwhile, two people have been taken into custody under several sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Cates/ Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.