Dalit groom riding horse, gets beaten up in Madhya Pradesh, case registered
BHOPAL: A Dalit groom was allegedly beaten up in Chhatarpur ditrict in Madhya Pradesh.
A group of youths belonging to locally dominant caste group were upset and forced him to leave the horse.
This incident occurred in Chhaapar under the jurisidction of Satai police station in the district.
Rajesh Ahirwar's marriage was scheduled to take place earlier this week. The family members brought a horse for the 'Raachh' ceremoney and the groom was taken to the temple, riding a horse. This angered the assailants who pushed him down from the horse and brutally beat him.
Those who attacked him belonged to a locally dominant OBC community. Later, a complaint was made in this regard. The police have registered a case. Four persons have been arrested in this case so far. The accused--Brajendra, Rakesh Yadav, Mahipal Yadav and Krishnapal, were produced in the court and sent to jail (judicial custody).
The police are investigating the case. The accused have been booked under the Prevention of Atrocities on SC/ST Act apart from abuse, assault and intimidation. Grooms belonging to lower castes, especially, scheduled caste (SC) have been targeted in the past too. In Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, such incidents have been reported quite often. Though such cases have occurred in Chambal and Malwa also.
[June 17, 2020 NewsBits.in]