A man who claimed to be a former village head allegedly beat up, hurled casteist slurs, and threw out a Dalit girl from her school for not wearing the uniform in Uttar Pradesh's Bhadohi, the police said on Tuesday, 23 August.
They further added that the accused was identified as Manoj Kumar Dubey.
"On Monday, 22 August, a woman filed a complaint at Chauri police station that her daughter, who studies in Class 8, was slapped a man who identified himself as the former head of the village, for not wearing school uniform," Anil Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Bhadohi said.
"Based on the complaint of the girl's mother, a case was registered against the accused under relevant sections and he was arrested. Further investigation is underway," he added.
Chauri police station in-charge Girija Shankar Yadav said that a case has been registered against the accused for assault, intimidation and under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Yadav said, reported news agency PTI.
The accused is neither an officer nor a teacher, yet he goes to school every day and misbehaves with teachers and children, the police said, the report added.
Bhadohi's Basic Shiksha Adhikari Bhumpendra Narayan Singh said that they have commenced an investigation against the accused and have also asked the headmaster of the school about how an outsider entered the school.
(With inputs for PTI.)