Dalit Man Thrashed in UP Village for Using Common Hand Pump

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The victim alleged that one Ram Dayal Yadav had banned the Dalit family from fetching water from the hand pump, installed in the locality of the Yadavs, some two months ago

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BANDA, UTTAR PRADESH — A Dalit man in a village in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday alleged that he was beaten up when he went to fetch water form a government installed hand pump in the village.

The 45-year-old victim Ramchandra Raidas said he was beaten up by people in Tendura village who objected to his touching the hand pump, reports IANS.

In his FIR, Ramchandra Raidas has alleged that family members of one Ram Dayal Yadav attacked him with sticks when he went to take water from the hand pump on Friday morning.

Raidas has sustained injuries in the attack. He has been admitted to a primary health centre.

Raidas has also alleged that Ram Dayal Yadav had banned the Dalit family from fetching water from the hand pump, installed in the locality of the Yadavs, some two months ago, said Station House Officer (SHO) Narendra Pratap Singh.

The matter was, however, then resolved following an intervention by the sub-divisional magistrate of Atarra.

An investigation in the case is underway, the police officer said.

(With inputs from IANS)

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