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Dalit Man Thrashed With Slippers in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar, Two Booked

The man was beaten up by the village head of Tajpur and the former head of Reta Nagla village.

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Edited By :Garima Sadhwani

Video Producer: Mayank Chawla

Video Editor: Pawan Kumar

Two people, including the village head of Tajpur, were booked on Saturday, 20 August, in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar for allegedly beating a Dalit youth with slippers.

The village head of Tajpur, Shakti Mohan Gurjar, and the former village head of Reta Nagla village, Gaje Singh, were seen thrashing a 27-year-old Dalit man, identified as Dinesh Kumar, in a video that went viral on social media.

They also threatened to kill him, the video further revealed.

While Shakti Mohan Gurjar has been arrested, the police are searching for the second accused, the Superintendent of Police (City), Arpit Vijayvargiya, told news agency PTI.

Following the incident, Bhim Army workers, along with members of the Dalit community, staged a protest outside the Chhapar police station demanding strict action against the accused.

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Both of them have been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, SP Vijayvargiya said. Police have also tightened security in the area.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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