A 37-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten up by four people with sticks and rods after tying him to a pillar over an old dispute in Punjab's Sangrur, police said.
The victim says that they forced him to drink urine when he has asked for water after getting beat up. "No arrest has made so far", an official said.
Jagmail Singh of Changaliwala village near Lehra, 55km from Sangrur, was allegedly picked up by two men from a panch’s house on November 7, said Moonak’s deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Buta Singh. According to the police complaint, Jagmail had a dispute with Rinku on September 21 but they had reached a compromise.
Rinku and Binder picked him from the residence of panch Gurdial Singh at 9 am on November 7 and brought him to Rinku’s house where Amarjit was also present. They tied Jagmail to a pillar where he was allegedly beaten up by four people. “The accused beat me up with sticks and rods. When I asked for water, they forcibly made me drink urine,” the victim said.
The police have registered against the accused of abduction, wrongful confinement, attempt to commit culpable homicide, voluntarily causing hurt and other charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act at Lehra police station.