Dalit allegedly lynched for stealing veg
Shahjahanpur: A Dalit villager was allegedly lynched by a farmer and his family for stealing ‘parwal’ from the latter’s vegetable patch early on Saturday morning. After police refused to file an FIR in the matter, the victim’s family and other villagers protested in front of the police station till officials agreed. Four persons have been booked for the crime.
The incident happened at Dhaurahra Kasba village in Lakhimpur Kheri district. Sukai Lal Pasi (48) was a resident of the neighbouring Keshavpur Kalan village.Pasi and his wife Sundari were labourers, with five daughters and a son. After senior police officials were informed of the matter, Dhaurahra station officer Brijesh Kumar Tripathi was instructed to file an FIR. An FIR was filed under sections relating to murder of the IPC, and sections of the SC/ST Act.The FIR names four men.