In a shocking development, a minor Dalit girl was brutally thrashed with her feet tied by a group of upper Caste Hindus in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district. Dalit activists have alleged that the minor girl’s legs were crushed by her perpetrators. The Uttar Pradesh Police reacted only after the video of the brutality went viral on social media.
Sharing the video of the unspeakable brutality, Dalit rights activist Suraj Kumar Bauddh wrote on Twitter, ‘Casteist goons ghastly thrashed a SC minor girl with sticks and crushed her legs in UP’s Amethi, alleging mob theft. Shivam, Sakal and Suraj Soni are the culprits. Aren’t we human?Shocking!”
Casteist goons ghastly thrashed a SC minor girl with sticks and crushed her legs in UP’s Amethi, alleging mob theft.
Shivam, Sakal and Suraj Soni are the culprits. Aren’t we human? Shocking! @UN @UN_HRC @OHCHRAsia pic.twitter.com/WP7J2XDKwG
— Suraj Kumar Bauddh (@SurajKrBauddh) December 28, 2021
The reported incident took place in Amethi, prompting the local police to issue a statement. Police officer Arpit Kapoor said, “A video has been brought to our attention whereby Amethi residents Suraj Soni, Shivam aka Shaakaal and a few other people, who we are trying to identify, can be seen assaulting a minor girl.
The victim’s father was contacted immediately after the video was brought to our attention. After the victim’s father lodged a complaint, we launched the search operation for all those accused. Appropriate action would be taken after their arrests.”
— AMETHI POLICE (@amethipolice) December 28, 2021
This is not the first time a Dalit girl has had to face the brutality from upper-caste Hindus in Uttar Pradesh, which is being ruled by the BJP under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Last year, a 19-year-old Dalit girl was gang-raped and brutally attacked before she died of her wounds. The BJP government had later burnt the girl’s body at midnight ensuring that her parents were not there to perform her last rites.