Rajasthan: A Dalit electrician from Rajasthan’s Sirohi district was beaten, made to drink urine, and garlanded with shoes for demanding payment for his work, the police said. The assault was recorded by one of the attackers even as the man pleaded with them to stop. This video was later shared on social media by the attackers.
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“A complaint was filed by Bharat Kumar (38) against three people on November 23. Kumar had done some electrical work and generated a bill of Rs 21,100. He was paid Rs 5,000. On November 19, he went to a dhaba in the afternoon to demand the remaining amount. But he was told to come at 9 pm. When he went back around 9:10 pm, he was kept waiting and not paid the money. He then threatened to lodge a police complaint,” Dinesh Kumar, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Sirohi, told India Today TV.
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“At that, the accused nabbed him along with others and thrashed him. While hitting Kumar, they put a garland of shoes around his neck. One of them made videos and later uploaded them on social media platforms. They assaulted him for nearly five hours,” he said.
Further probe is on in the case.