A shocking incident demonstrating ground reality of India, has come to light, once again in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
A 13 year old minor boy was allegedly stripped, beaten mercilessly and paraded naked from his home to the gram panchayat office in the taluka of Ajara, Kolhapur. He was alleged of offering a chocolate and holding hand of a minor girl. The boy is said to belong to the scheduled caste, while the girl hailed from an upper caste section.
The incident is said to have taken place a month ago, when both children were returning from school. When the girl got home, she informed her parents about this after which tension grew between both families, who happened to know each other since long. The girl’s family immediately sent her off to uncle’s residence in Mumbai as a precautionary measure.
However, two days ago, on Friday, the girl’s uncle returned to the village along with his friend, entered the boy’s house, took him to a room, and locked the door. They beat him up. Later, they stripped him and paraded him naked right till the middle of the village, abusing him and his parents all along the way. They also warned him if he repeatedly this behaviour again.
The situation became tensed between both the communities and the police immediately rushed to the spot. Both the uncle and his friend were detained instantly for disgracing the boy for his innocent act. Police also affirmed that strict action will be taken against the offenders.
The situation later turned to normal since the local police assured justice to the victim, nonetheless, they deployed some officials in the village to ensure peace was maintained. The police issued a statement,
“We are further investigating the case. The families of the boy and girl knew each other well. When she got home the girl told her parents. They have been arrested under several sections of Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 and revised act 2015 section 3 (1), (D), (R), (S), 3 (2), (CA), and 6 of IPC section 452, 323, 504, 506 and 34.”