3 Dalits accuse wine shop owner, assistants beat them, police did not press charges under SC/ST sections

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS): Three people from the scheduled caste community claimed they were brutally beaten by a wine shop owner, who also used caste slurs against them, but Delhi police did not file a complaint under the SC/ST law.

The case was reported in the Mehrauli area of ​​South Delhi. The SC/ST committee is also looking into the matter and has written to Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana.

Speaking to IANS, Joginder, a relative of the victims, said Ram Singh, Raj Kumar and Mangal were brutally beaten by their employer.

“They suffered serious injuries. They have wounds all over their bodies. The defendant used foul language that lower caste people are born to be beaten. We have contacted the Delhi police, but they did not have not filed in the appropriate sections and under the SC/ST Act,” Joginder alleged.

IANS accessed the CCTV footage and the FIR copy of the case.

Victim Ram Singh and his brother Raj Kumar work for the alleged defendant Mohan Lal Mann, the owner of the wine shop.

“Singh alleged that Mann and his friend Chitwan along with a certain Imran brutally beat him and his colleague Mangal. Singh’s hand was tied so he could not resist. His brother Raj Kumar was also beaten,” reads the FIR.

Arun Halder, the deputy chairman of the SC/ST committee, said they wanted an investigation into the matter.

The SC/ST committee also wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana. Congressman Udit Raj took to Twitter and wrote that the police failed to help the victims.

Police said they are investigating the case.

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