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Sarpanch, six others tonsure Dalit boys for 'theft'
May 20, 2005 15:47 IST
A village headman and six others allegedly tonsured three Dalit boys on the suspicion of theft, prompting the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes commission to direct action against them.
A first information report has been lodged against Sarpanch Baldev, Jagdish, Ashok, Om Prakash, Shiv Dayal, Satpal and Jarshar of Akbarpur Barota village following the commission's directive to the district administration through a letter.
The police are making investigations, but no arrests have been made so far.
According to the FIR, the boys were playing near a stack of iron rods kept in the village when they were charged with stealing the
rods by Baldev and the others.
Baldev and the others then decided to 'punish' the boys by tonsuring them, the police said.
The parents of the boys complained about the incident to the Sonepat district superintendent of police and the commission, following which the commission sent a letter to the district administration directing that action be taken in the matter.