Dalit abducted, thrashed, forced to drink urine

Sangrur: A 37-year-old Dalit man was beaten up and forced to drink urine over an old dispute in Punjab’s Sangrur district, police said.

Jagmail Singh of Changaliwala village near Lehra, 55km from Sangrur was kidnapped up by two accused on November 7 said Moonak’s deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Buta Singh, HT reports.

Rinku, Amarjeet Singh, Lucky alias Goli and Beeta alias Binder, all the accused are the residents of Changaliwala village were booked after the incident.

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 “We are probing the allegations but no arrest has been made so far,” the DSP said on Thursday.

According to victim’s complaint, Jagmail had reached a compromise with Rinku after they had a dispute on September 21.

On 7 November, the victim was kidnapped by Rinku and Binder from the residence of panch Gurdial Singh at 9am and taken to Rinku’s house where Amarjit was also present. They tied the victim to a pillar and allegedly thrashed him.

“The accused beat me up with sticks and rods. When I asked for water, they forcibly made me drink urine,” the victim said.

The police have registered a case against the accused for abduction, wrongful confinement, attempt to commit culpable homicide, voluntarily causing hurt and other charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at Lehra police station.

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