Guna, July 15
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.
Their situation was now steady, he mentioned, including that the police have been compelled to make use of drive in opposition to them as they resisted the eviction.
A video that went viral on social media confirmed the police beating the person with batons severely. The incident happened on Tuesday.
Opposition Congress slammed the usage of drive and demanded motion in opposition to these liable 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.
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 drive 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 overwhelmed 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. PTI