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Outrage over alleged assault of Dalit youth by Hiriadka SI

Outrage over alleged assault of Dalit youth by Hiriadka SI

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi , Feb 21, 2016: Rafique, SI of Hiriadka Police Station is facing a grave charge of assaulting a Dalit youth without any valid reason on February 20, Saturday. The youth named Kiran (18), a plantation worker, has been hospitalised. The incident has sparked outrage and Dalit organisations have demanded the suspension of the SI.



The incident is learnt to have taken place when clashes  broke out between BJP and Congress workers  near a polling booth  at  Munduje school at Bombarabettu. It is learnt the SI and other police personnel  had resorted to a lathi charge to disperse those resorting to clash. When  the accused  tried to flee they were chased when they reportedly entered the plantation of Sadananda Shetty of Kondadabettu where Kiran was working. It is said the SI who saw Kiran, thrashed him repeatedly without any verification.

 It is said Kiran is seriously injured. The Dalita Sangharsha Samithi and Samatha Sainik Dala leaders have visited the hospital and assured support to Kiran. They have also demanded that an FIR  should be lodged and the SI suspended.

Dalit Sangharsha Samithi leader  Ramesh Kotian even warned of a protest  if the  demand was not fulfilled. He also accused the SI of harassing SC, ST people on earlier occasions too.

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Ponnappa, Hosur Mon, February-22-2016, 1:29

Is Rafique a SI or a Goonda? They do not have right to assault without any reason.

Naresh Shirva, Dubai Mon, February-22-2016, 1:24
SI Rafique is not worth to be in service because they do not have right to assault public.
Gautham Nadaj, Kannur Sun, February-21-2016, 11:41
The public servants are meant for safeguarding the rights and not to harass and ill-treat the public.
Sumanth S, Mumbai Sun, February-21-2016, 11:37
The discrimination on the Dalit has become a minor problem. Recently an incident occurred in Hyderabad Rohit Vemula.The Government has to take measures to abolish these things in our country.
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