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Dalit youth allegedly beaten for filling water, stones thrown at police outpost in Bihar’s Vaishali

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Stones pelted at police outpost in Bihar's Vaishali after Dalit youth allegedly beaten for filling water

A police outpost in Bihar’s Vaishali was attacked after a Dalit woman alleged her son was beaten for filling his bucket. The incident led to injuries of two personnel and detention of 4 persons for creating a ruckus. The district police denied assaulting the youth.

The incident took place at the Jadhua outpost under the Town police station in Vaishali, Bihar. According to the family of the youth, identified as Rohit Paswan, he was beaten by the outpost in charge when he went to fill water in a bucket at the police outpost.

Rohit’s mother, Malti Devi, alleged, “When he was filling the water, the outpost in charge called him and beat him up. Rohit apologised, but the in charge did not listen. When my daughter and I went there to rescue him, he also beat us and tore my clothes.”

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The district police refuted the allegations and stated that the incident occurred because locals were littering the premises of the police outpost. The outpost in charge had asked the teenager not to litter, leading to a confrontation and eventually a large group pelting stones at the outpost.

SDPO, Sadar Range, Om Prakash, stated, “Two police personnel were injured in this incident. We have detained 4 persons, including Paswan, for questioning at the town police station. The outpost serves as an important facility with a cyber police station operational in Jathua.”

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