Video of Dalit family allegedly stripped by police creates storm on social media

09, Oct 2015

Dadri, October 9, 2015
A video of a Dalit man and his wife allegedly stripped by the police in Greater Noida in Gautam Buddh Nagar has created a storm on social media. The authorities are yet to act on it.
Sunil Gautam and his wife were reportedly stripped naked publicly by the local police after they insisted on filing a police complaint. The Dankaur police had allegedly refused to file their complaint. The couple were later arrested and jailed by the police.
Other versions of the video shows the couple stripping themselves apparently as a mark of protest after the police refused to file their complaint.
The local police have termed Gautam a habitual “blackmailer.” He “misuses the provisions of SC/ST Atrocities act to blackmail people and settle personal scores,” a senior police officer told The Hindu.
“We received several complaints against Sunil Gautam by Dankaur’s business community that he has been blackmailing them for a long time,” a senior Greater Noida official said.

 

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