A group of people allegedly beat up two Dalit youths severely and urinated in the mouth of one of them on the charge of stealing a motorcycle in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, a senior police official said today.
The incident occurred on Thursday night in Baburam village and an FIR was registered in Paroo police station of the district yesterday by the mother of one of the victims.
Rajiv Kumar Paswan’s mother lodged the FIR against 11 persons, including the husband of the local panchayat head, alleging her son was beaten up and the other person was urinated in the mouth on the charge of stealing a motorcycle.
Police confirmed that the youths were thrashed but denied the allegation that they were urinated upon.
Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said as per the supervision report submitted by Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Madan Kumar Anand, the allegation of beating up of the youths was true but the charge of urinating in the mouth was not corroborated during the inquiry.
SDPO along with an inspector visited the spot yesterday to probe the matter following registration of the FIR.
Another Dalit victim has been identified as Munna Paswan, a friend of Rajiv. Both are residents of Mathia village.
Mukesh Thakur, husband of the Panchayat head, named among 11 accused, denied the charge and alleged that it was a conspiracy against him. He said he was prepared for any high-level probe into the matter.