Karnataka: Dalit teen tied to pole, mother roughed up by upper caste mob over theft rumors

Consequently, nearly 10 people were booked under the SC/ST Act. While Chintamani Rural Police recorded statements of the victim boy and his mother

Asian News International October 02, 2022 15:33:31 IST
Karnataka: Dalit teen tied to pole, mother roughed up by upper caste mob over theft rumors

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Karnataka: Mob here in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka allegedly tied a 14-year-old Dalit boy to an electricity pole and badly beaten him and his mother over alleged suspicion of thievery.

The incident occurred last Thursday when the boy was allegedly assaulted by a group of upper caste people around 9.30 pm in Kempadenahalli village, 80 km from Bengaluru.

It however came to light after a video of the incident started taking rounds of social media.

Consequently, nearly 10 people were booked under the SC/ST Act. While Chintamani Rural Police recorded statements of the victim boy and his mother.

Reports say that the mother of the boy was not even aware of why they were beaten and treated so badly. Both mother and son are undergoing treatment in hospital at Chickaballapur.

A case has been registered under IPC sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 354 (assault to woman with intent to outrage modesty), 355 (assault to dishonour person), 341 (wrongful restraint), 448 (punishment for false mark), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 149 (prosecution of common object) and under sections 3(1)(r), 3(1)(s) and 3(1)(z) of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2015.

(With inputs from agencies)

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