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Humanity shamed: Tribal youth feet tied, dragged by a truck; 4 arrested after his death

In a shameful incident, a tribal man in Madhya Pradesh was tied by his feet and dragged for several kilometers which led to his death. Following the video going viral, the police registered a case and arrested 4 persons in this connection. Suspecting him to be a thief, the locals meted out this punishment to the victim.

Humanity shamed: Tribal youth feet tied, dragged by a truck; 4 arrested after his death-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Aug 29, 2021, 4:00 PM IST

Mob justice in Madhya Pradesh has once again resulted in an inhumane act of punishing a tribal man to death suspecting him of being a thief.

The man's legs were tied by a rope from one end and the other end was tied to the truck which kept dragging him until his skin peeled and bled to death.

After the shameful video went viral and attracted wide criticism, Neemuch district police took action and a case against 8 persons was registered in Thursday's incident. The Singoli police jurisdiction from where the incident surfaced, two main accused Chhitarmal Gurjar and Mahendra Gurjar and two others were arrested and the police is on the lookout for four others named in the FIR.

It is said that the Bhil tribal youth on his motorbike collided with an upper-caste man and this angered the 'creamy' section and some caught the victim and launched a verbal attack and then thrashed him before resorting to the dastardly act.

The police have now pressed murder charges and also IPC sections under SC/ST Act against the accused.

This is not the first time such caste atrocities have been reported from Madhya Pradesh, earlier also such cases have been reported.

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Recently, a Dalit sarpanch and his family were attacked by an upper-caste man after the former hoisted the national flag and distributed sweets during Independence Day at Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Following the incident going viral, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has sent notices to Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led MP government seeking explanation over the incident.

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