A Dalit couple consumed poison after they were beaten by the police personnel. The police personnel purportedly tried to remove the couple from a piece of land. Regarding the case, the MP Government removed the Guna District Magistrate S. Vishwanathan and Superintendent of Police Tarun Nayak.
A few days earlier, the team was sent to remove invasion on a college land in Cantt police station area of Guna district. At that place, a Dalit farmer was beaten who later took insecticide. The incident’s video went viral on social media. The video showed some police personnel beating a Dalit man and his family members.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday late night ordered to remove District Magistrate S. Vishwanathan and Superintendent of Police Tarun Nayak.
Former CM Kamal Nath targetted the Shivraj government over the incident. He tweeted on Wednesday, “Where is Shivraj government taking the state to? What is this jungle raj? Barbaric lathicharge by policemen of Cantt police station area in Guna.” The incident’s video was also attached along with the statement.
Previously, Narottam Mishra, the Home Minister also ordered a high-level inquiry into the incident.
Kamal Nath further said, “Even if there is a dispute regarding the land, it can be resolved legally, but in this way taking the law in hand, beating him, his wife, family and innocent children so ruthlessly, where is the justice? Is it because he belongs to a Dalit family, and is a poor farmer?”
BJP Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia called the incident unfortunate and spoke to Shivraj Singh Chouhan and called for strong action against the insensitive officers.
Meanwhile, collector Vishwanathan said that the land was reserved for a college building and was illegally occupied by local land mafia Gabbu Pardi who gave it to Rajkumar Ahirwar on a share basis. He said Pardi used the Ahirwar family to encroach upon the land.
He also said the condition of the Dalit couple is stable and they are recovering in the hospital.