Uttar Pradesh: Dalit Youth Escapes Death After Mob Sets Him Ablaze Over ‘Suspicion of Theft’
An FIR has been registered and two people have been arrested.
A Dalit youth was reportedly beaten up and set ablaze by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district on Friday, July 19.
NDTV reported that 28-year-old Sujit Kumar was going to visit his in-laws’ when the incident took place. He had entered a house to avoid stray dogs who were chasing him, and residents of the house ‘mistook’ him for a thief and proceeded to thrash him.
Then, the mob poured petrol on him and set him on fire.
Barabanki: A man, Sujit Kr,was thrashed&set ablaze by locals in Raghopur village y'day after he was mistaken to be a thief when he hid in a house after being chased by dogs. He's now admitted in hospital.2 people have been arrested Sujit was was on way to his in-laws house.(19.7) pic.twitter.com/eAZT8kpeIv
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 20, 2019
The report added that Sujit sustained burn injuries on his back and was rushed to Civil Hospital, Lucknow.
An FIR has been registered against under relevant sections of the IPC as well as the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. Two people have been arrested so far.