PM's appeal falls on deaf ears, Dalit youth paraded naked, beaten to death over theft charges in UP's Lakhimpur
A Dalit youth was allegedly beaten to death in the Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday over suspicion of being involved in a case of theft in the area recently.
New Delhi: A Dalit youth was allegedly beaten to death in the Lakhimpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday over suspicion of being involved in a case of theft in the area recently.
According to reports, the 22-year-old Dalit youth, who belonged to a very poor family, was mercilessly thrashed by a mob and beaten till his death.
He was also paraded naked on the streets by the irate mob, which also pressed the victim to disclose his caste identity.
His dead body was abandoned on the road.
A case has been registered under the provisions of SC/ST Act and the matter is being probed by the local police.
No arrest has been made in this regard as yet.
In a similar incident, a Dalit man and his daughter were attacked by a temple priest in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district.
The shameful incident happened after the 13-year-old girl was stopped from drinking water from a handpump in the temple premises by the priest as she was a Dalit.
The fresh attack on the Dalit youth comes a day after PM Narendra Modi appealed people not to target the members of the backward community and directed state governments to take stern action against the so called cow vigilantes.