Amaravati, July 21
A Dalit youth had his head tonsured and was allegedly overwhelmed up by police in East Godavari district after a ruling YSR Congress celebration chief lodged a criticism over blocking of a sand-laden lorry.
The incident got here to gentle on Tuesday, inviting the wrath of opposition events, following which Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy took severe be aware of it and pulled up the police.
Director General of Police DG Sawang stated a sub-inspector on the police station involved has been arrested, whereas two constables had been positioned below suspension.
A case has been registered below the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, he stated.
The DGP warned that such acts wouldn’t be tolerated and stated additional authorized steps could be taken within the case.
The youth has been admitted to the federal government hospital in Rajamahendravaram for therapy.
A senior police officer stated the Dalit youth was booked in a case filed by YSRC chief Kavala Krishna Murthy for allegedly blocking the truck that was reportedly transporting sand illicitly.
According to the assertion issued by the aggrieved youth, Krishna Murthy knocked him down together with his automotive when he questioned the unlawful transport of sand.
Later a case was registered in opposition to him in Seetanagaram police station and the police picked him up.
He was allegedly overwhelmed up earlier than being tonsured.
On studying in regards to the incident, native Deputy Superintendent of Police S N Rao visited the youth within the hospital and performed an inquiry.
Based on his assertion, the Seetanagaram Sub-Inspector and two constables had been positioned below suspension and the SI was later arrested.
Leader of the Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu denounced the police motion and alleged that atrocities on Dalits have elevated below Jagan Mohan Reddys rule.
State Congress president S Sailajanath additionally strongly condemned the incident and demanded stern motion in opposition to these accountable.
Home Minister M Sucharita and Education Minister A Suresh additionally condemned the incident.
Sucharita stated in an announcement that the federal government has taken the incident very critically and would punish the responsible sternly. PTI