New Delhi, April 30: In yet another incident of assaults on Dalits, a man has alleged that he was assaulted and forced to drink urine by a group of men after he denied to harvest their crops, a news agency ANI reported. The incident took place in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Major Fire Breaks Out at Chemical Factory in Meerut, 6 Fire Tenders on Spot
The man further alleged that a group of men also tied him to a tree and pulled his mustache. The victim later lodged a complaint. Taking note of the complaint, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashok Kumar said that a case has been registered and a probe is underway. Also Read - Noida: Decomposed Body of 10-year-old Boy Found at Construction Site Days After he Went Missing
This is not the first time such incidents against Dalits have been reported. Earlier in the day, a Dalit man was allegedly beaten up and forced to get down from the horse during his wedding procession in Govardhanpura village of Bhilwara district. Police said that a case had been registered under SC/ST Act and seven people have been arrested so far in this regard.
On Sunday, to protest against discrimination and caste-based violence, hundreds of Dalits converted to Buddhism in Una district of Gujarat. The ruling BJP had come under severe criticism of opposition parties for the discrimination. Gujarat state had witnessed nearly a three-fold rise in the number of Dalit conversions to Buddhism after the Una incident.