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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Cops tear off dalit boy’s ear in Sagar

Cops tear off dalit boy’s ear in Sagar

TNN | Feb 7, 2012, 05.23AM IST
BHOPAL: A poor dalit boy's ears were pulled with such force by a couple of policemen that a big, bloody chunk came out, which surgeons could not stitch back.

The incident happened in Sagar district of the impoverished Bundelkhand region.

Narendra Ahirwar (13) was picked up by police on suspicion in a theft case on Sunday.

He was beaten black and blue, before two of the cops bodily lifted him upward by his ears. His left ear came detatched in the hands of one of his tormentors.

The two cops, assistant sub-inspector Ghanshayam Dubey and constable Vishwanath Mishra have been suspended and booked under IPC and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, city superintendent of police Rakshpal Singh Yadav told TOI. A hunt has been launched to arrest the two, who are at large, the CSP added.

After the incident, the boy was sent to home. However, his family members admitted him to a hospital and lodged a complaint with senior police officials.

"His sister Basant Bai came to me with a complaint that his brother's ear has been severed,'' Yadav said adding that immediately he informed about the incident to SP Pramod Verma who suspended the duo on Sunday evening.

"I carried out an initial probe and found the two policemen guilty. A case has been registered against them on Monday, '' the CSP said, adding it was hard to say if one of the policeman or both pulled the boy by his ears.

He, however, denied the dalit boy was kept in the police custody for the whole night and beaten, as alleged.

Meanwhile, surgeons of the district hospital tried hard to repair his ear. but in vain. "It could not be stiched back, since over 24 hours had elapsed,"Yadav said.