Rakesh Meghwal filed a complaint with the police alleging the men were from the Jat community from the same village.
A 25-year-old Dalit man was allegedly assaulted and forced to drink urine in Churu district of Rajasthan, on 26 January. Police on Saturday booked the eight men who allegedly abducted the man and harassed him.
Rakesh Meghwal filed a complaint with the police on Thursday alleging the men were from the Jat community from the same village.
He said he was abducted from his home by one Umesh Jat, a resident of the same village, and seven others. Meghwal said they forced him into a car and drove off to a nearby field.
The FIR stated that they forcibly made him drink alcohol and then urinated in the same bottle and made him drink it, reported The Indian Express. He also alleged that the men abused him using casteist slurs and even beat him up with sticks. Thinking he was dead, they left him alone.
The police have named Umesh, Rajesh, Tarachand, Rakesh, Birbal, Akshay, Dinesh and Bidadi Chand as accused in the FIR, which has been registered under IPC Sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 365 (abduction), 382 (theft after preparation made for causing death, hurt or restraint). Relevant sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 have also been invoked.
Police are on the lookout for the accused.
Courtesy : the quint
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