Madhya Pradesh: Dalit youth beaten to death, mother stripped and assaulted

A gruesome incident took place in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district where a Dalit youth was beaten to death and his mother stripped and assaulted.

18-year-old Nitin Ahirwar is a dead Dalit youth. In 2019, Nitin’s sister filed a sexual assault case against Vikram Singh Thakur, the main accused in the act. The accused demanded to withdraw the case. But the victim’s family refused.

In connection with the same issue, the accused Vikram Singh Thakur first vandalized the victim’s house. Later, he went to Nitin’s place with the group and then beat him to death. When the deceased’s mother intervened, they reportedly stripped her.

A case of murder has been registered against a total of 9 persons including three or four unknown persons in connection with the case. Police have arrested eight accused including the main accused in connection with the incident. Some of the accused, including the husband of the village chief, are absconding. Police teams are searching various places to arrest him.

Additional SP Sanjeev Uike informed that a case has been registered under Section 307, Section 302 and SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act against 9 persons, including the prime accused.

According to the victim’s sister, the accused Komal Singh, Vikram Singh and Azad Singh first came to the house and asked her to withdraw the sexual harassment case. When the victim’s mother refused, they threatened her and destroyed her house.

From there, the assailants came directly and started beating brother Nitin near the bus stand of the village. When the mother went there to intervene, they beat and stripped the mother. I begged them to leave. This time they threatened to rape me. “I ran into the forest and called the police for help,” said the victim’s sister.

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