Father-son duo who attacked Dalit couple for lending metallic hooks still at large

A Dalit woman sustained severe injuries on her nose after she and her husband were attacked by a father-son duo for refusing to lend metallic hooks for carrying water in the Sagar district.

Published: 18th August 2017 12:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2017 12:16 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: A Dalit woman sustained severe injuries on her nose after she and her husband were attacked by a father-son duo for refusing to lend metallic hooks for carrying water in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh.

The Dalit couple Janki (22) and Raghvendra Dhanak (30) live in Reojha village in Sagar district. On August 14, two neighbours, Sahab Rajput (60) and son Narendra (40) came to the Dalit couple’s house and asked them to come for spraying pesticide on crop, but the couple refused.

Subsequently, the father-son duo asked the couple to lend metallic hooks for carrying buckets of water on a motorbike, but the couple again refused. Irked over the negation, the duo attacked the couple injuring the nose of the woman.

Two days after the incident, the woman who is admitted at the Bundelkhand Medical College (BMC) Hospital in Sagar reported the matter before a special hearing by the MP State Women Commission at the Circuit House on Wednesday.

The panel sought a report on the matter from the Sagar superintendent of police, after which it came to fore that the cops at Surkhi police station of Sagar district had lodged a case against the accused Sahab and Narendra Rajput just a few hours after the incident on August 14. A case under Sections 323, 324, 506 and 34 of IPC was lodged against them.

The accused duo, however, is yet to be arrested.

Talking to the New Indian Express on Thursday, Surkhi police station in-charge R S Bagri said, “We’re trying to arrest the accused father-son duo, who are on the run."

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