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Dalit techie thrashed, beard shaved by Thakur men in Uttar Pradesh | Meerut News

Dalit techie thrashed, beard shaved by Thakur men in Uttar Pradesh | Meerut News

MEERUT: Rajat Kumar, 20, was once accosted, abused, held at knife-point and had his beard shaved off via a bunch of Thakur males in a Saharanpur village. The higher caste males stated that Rajat, a Dalit, will have to now not “dare” to game a beard, “the pleasure of Thakurs”.
It took Rajat 5 days to assemble the braveness and record a criticism, his circle of relatives stated. After a video of the incident, which the Thakur males had put on-line, went viral, police booked six males and the barber who shaved off Rajat’s beard for rioting, inflicting harm, felony intimidation and below sections of the SC/ST Act.
The seven males are but to be held despite the fact that. “No arrest has been made but however we’re monitoring the ones concerned,” Saharanpur SSP Shivasimpi Chanappa stated.
It was once round 7am on Sunday, when Rajat was once passing via a side road in his village, Shimlana, that Neeraj Rana, Satyam Rana, Mokam Rana, Ripantu Rana, Monty Rana and Sandeep Rana surrounded him. “They began abusing me and hurling casteist slurs. They’d knives and different sharp guns on them. They dragged me to the barbershop and threatened to kill me,” Rajat’s criticism to the police stated. “They forcefully were given my beard shaved off, beat me up and filmed all of it.”

Whilst doing so, Rajat added, they stated, “How dare you game a beard? You assume you folks can also be like us Thakurs? Most effective we will be able to have beards.” Then, they warned him in opposition to going to the police or they’d “burn him and his circle of relatives alive”, the criticism stated. For days, Rajat didn’t.
“He were given prime fever that day on account of the trauma,” Rajat’s brother Sonu Kumar instructed TOI. “It was once simply ahead of his assessments (Rajat is a BTech ultimate yr scholar). We gave him the braveness to struggle this off and seem for the examination (scheduled on Friday).”
One of the vital six males, in the meantime, posted the video on a neighborhood WhatsApp crew, from the place anyone picked it up and uploaded it on Fb on Thursday morning. It was once shared extensively. Feeling completely humiliated, Rajat made up our minds he needed to file it to the police. At the foundation of his criticism, an FIR was once registered at Badgaon police station on Thursday night time.
“It isn’t the primary time one thing like this has came about in our village. It’s ruled via the higher caste. We stay oppressed,” Sonu stated. Bhim Military’s Saharanpur unit president Rohit Raj added, “There are lots of villages in Saharanpur which can be ruled via higher castes. From time to time, they devour and drink with us. From time to time, they do that. They display us our position.”
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