Uproar over video displaying Madhya Pradesh cops beating up couple mercilessly for resisting land eviction


Guna (MP), July 16

A Dalit couple who have been being faraway from a plot of presidency land allotted for a university in Guna metropolis of Madhya Pradesh consumed pesticide in protest, a senior official mentioned on Wednesday.

A video displaying the police beating up the person mercilessly went viral. While the couple’s situation was secure, the state authorities on Wednesday night transferred the district collector and the Superintendent of Police (SP).

The incident befell on Tuesday.

Opposition Congress slammed using power and demanded motion in opposition to these answerable for the incident.

“The (farm) land was reserved for a government model college. Rajkumar Ahirwar (38) and his wife Savitri (35) were working on the land. Gabbu Pardi, who had encroached on the land, had given them work,” mentioned district collector S Vishwanathan earlier within the day.

When officers requested them to vacate the sector, they protested and drank pesticide on the behest of those that had encroached on the land, he claimed.

The two additionally refused to go to hospital so the police had to make use of power to take them to hospital, the collector claimed.

“Their condition is now stable,” Vishwanathan added.

A purported video of the incident on social media confirmed the police hitting the person mercilessly with batons and his spouse and others making an attempt to save lots of him.

“A Dalit couple was mercilessly crushed up by the cops.

“What sort of jungle raj is that this?” tweeted former chief minister Kamal Nath.

“If it was related to government land, it (the issue) can be legally resolved…but beating him, his wife and a kid is not justified….stern action should be taken against those responsible for it,” the Congress chief mentioned.

Taking critical view of the incident, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered switch of the collector and Superintendent of Police.

“The chief minister has taken the issue of beating of a Dalit couple in Guna very seriously and ordered the transfer of the collector and SP,” state public relations commissioner Dr Sudam P Khade advised PTI.

Home Minister Narottam Mishra mentioned the chief minister additionally ordered a high-level probe.  PTI



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