Maharashtra: 8-year-old Dalit boy made to sit on hot tiles over suspicion of theft

It is alleged that the boy was made to take off his clothes and sit on the tiles which were simmering due to the scorching heat

ANIUpdated: Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 04:44 PM IST
article-image
Representational Pic |

Wardha: An eight-year-old Dalit boy suffered severe burn injuries after he was made to sit on hot tiles as a punishment for an alleged theft in Maharashtra's Arvi. It is alleged that the boy was made to take off his clothes and sit on the tiles which were simmering due to the scorching heat.

According to Pradeep Maral, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), the boy has been admitted to a local hospital for treatment. "An accused has been arrested and a case has been registered under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act-1989," he added.

Reportedly, the incident occurred on Saturday when the boy was assaulted in the premises of a local temple in Arvi on suspicion of theft. When the victim started shouting, the accused allegedly tied his hands and forced him to sit on the hot tiles stacked on the temple yard.

"When I saw my child, his derriere was burned and we took him to the hospital immediately. When we enquired about the incident, the accused started verbally abusing us," the child's mother said. The accused was taken into custody on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim's father.

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Delhi liquor policy scam: Telangana CM's daughter K Kavitha's ex-CA arrested by CBI

Delhi liquor policy scam: Telangana CM's daughter K Kavitha's ex-CA arrested by CBI

JEE Mains Results 2023: Toppers put their states on the map with 100 percentile; here's how they...

JEE Mains Results 2023: Toppers put their states on the map with 100 percentile; here's how they...

BJP MP glorified 'Sati', claims opposition; Joshi issues clarification

BJP MP glorified 'Sati', claims opposition; Joshi issues clarification

Adani-Hindenburg issue: Mahua Moitra sparks uproar in LS with objectionable words

Adani-Hindenburg issue: Mahua Moitra sparks uproar in LS with objectionable words

Gujarat RTI activist murder case: HC suspends life term of ex-BJP MP’s nephew

Gujarat RTI activist murder case: HC suspends life term of ex-BJP MP’s nephew