Agra: In yet another incident of high-handedness by those in power, a poor man was allegedly beaten and made to drink urine by a Samajwadi party leader and his aides in Agra.
As per a report in The Times of India, SP leader Muslim Khan Tekedar along with his father Hazi Punni thrashed one Nirotam Singh Baghel and urinated in his mouth over a minor altercation.
The victim says that he was subjected to violence without any provocation while the SP leader insists that Bhaghel was drunk and had abused his father who is mentally unsound.
The TOI quotes Baghel as saying, "I was heading for home, when Hazi Punni without any provocation abused me. I had merely asked him to give me side. Later infuriated Punni called his son and other relatives and thrashed. Not satisfied even after the assault, Muslim Khan and his aides such as Aslam, Muvin and three other men urinated on my mouth."
The newspaper also quoted Muslim Khan Tekedar. "Baghel was heavily drunk and was abusing my old-aged father who is mentally unsound. Infuriated over his act, I did assault Baghel but never urinated on him. I'm human and no matter how much hatred or anger I have for a wrongdoer, but I will not disrespect man by doing inhuman act," he said.
Muslim Khan went on to blame the Vishwa Hindu Parishad of instigating Bhagel to give a wrong statement against him.
The police is probing the case, no arrests have been made yet.