Madhya Pradesh: Dalit man allegedly scalped with knife for wearing turban
In yet another case of atrocity against Dalits, three men belonging to Gujjar community allegedly sliced off a man’s scalp for wearing turban in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, police said on Tuesday. The victim is battling for his life.
According to a PTI report, on September 3, Sardar Singh Jatav, a Bahujan Samaj Party worker, was called over to the residence of Surendra Gurjar, one of the accused, where he was abused and his scalp was peeled off by the use of a knife.
“Jatav alleged in his statement that Gurjar and two others removed the skin of his head with a knife,” PTI quoted Narwar police station in-charge Badam Singh Yadav as saying.
The police registered a case against three persons under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The investigations are underway, however, no arrests have been made so far.
Shivpuri district BSP president Dayashankar Gautam claimed that Jatav was attacked for “wearing a turban”. He also claimed the accused tied up Jatav and thrashed him at Gurjar’s residence as they held a grudge against Jatav for wearing a turban.
A delegation of the BSP submitted a memorandum to Shivpuri superintendent of police on Monday.
with the Express Morning Briefing