Hyderabad: SC man allegedly tortured for destroying BJP flexi by cops

Hyderabad: A Scheduled Caste (SC) man was allegedly beaten all night long and tortured by Keshampet police on Thursday. The youth, who is also a Congress worker, allegedly tore down a flexi poster of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar’s upcoming tour in the area.

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The victim, Nidudavelli Srinu, claimed that he was picked up by cops on Tuesday night and beaten until Thursday morning, allegedly at the behest of local BJP leaders.

DCP Madhapur K Shipavalli told The New Indian Express that they will get the incident inquired into and stern action would be taken.

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In a video shared by Congress on Twitter on Thursday, Srinu can be seen with dark bruises on his skin. Congress’ SC wing has demanded the suspension of Keshampet sub-inspector for beating up Srinu.

It was only in the afternoon on Thursday that Srinu’s cellphones were returned by the cops, when he called Telangana Congress SC Vibhag N Preetham, narrating his two-night ordeal in Keshampet police station.

The Congress has implored Dalit organisations to rise to the occasion and see that the Keshampet SI was suspended.

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