Another dreadful incident of public outrage has come in the light where three men accused of stealing a fan were caught and publicly thrashed, forcefully tonsured, and to further humiliate them, they were paraded with shoe garlands in Lucknow’s Barauli Khalilabad village.
The incident happened on 4 June after the three men – one belonging to the OBC and the other two belonging to Scheduled Castes – were allegedly caught stealing a fan from a house of a ‘Brahmin man’, the local police told The Quint.
“After the family caught the three men, other villagers also gathered, and soon the mob started thrashing them. To humiliate them further, they shaved their heads abruptly and paraded them around the village with shoes hung around their neck,” said PGI police station in-charge KK Mishra.
Police have registered cases against both parties. “The three men have been arrested on charges of theft and the two of the accused who publicly humiliated them have also been arrested under various sections of the IPC and SC/ST Act. We are looking at videos and photographs to identify the others.”
Bhim army chief Shekhar Azad has shared the video of the incidents and tweeted about the atrocities committed on Dalits in the BJP rule and comparing this is incident with the 2016 Una flogging incident. Although this incident cannot be considered to have been specifically targeted towards a particular community as this incident in case of public fury targeted towards the accused.