10, Oct 2015
Oct 10 2015 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
A day after a video showing a Dalit family, allegedly stripped by a cop in Dankaur for complaining against “police inaction“, went viral, protests flared on Friday as other people joined relatives of the family to demand justice.
While the state government reacted by sending an SCST commission team to Dankaur, which began an inquiry and will file a report, the protesters handed over a memorandum to Gautam Budh Nagar Nagar district magistrate N P Singh with copies attached for Union home minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh’s director general of police, the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, the president of the National Commission for Women and the chairperson of the SCST commission.
According to the memorandum, five people, including three women, were arrested on Wednesday on charges of public obscenity , rioting, robbery and attempt to murder after they protest ed against the police’s alleged refusal to register a complaint of robbery .
The five belong to the same family -the complainant, his wife, brother and sisters-in-law -who alleged the SHO of Dankaur police station had thrashed the men and torn the clothes of the women when he saw them protesting. The complainant, a resident of Atta Gujran village, had alleged the police refused to file a case after he was robbed of his bike and Rs 1,000 by three men, who also made casteist remarks. The family then protested near a market when the SHO came by .