Staff Reporter

Officer accused of manhandling youth

Dalit leader on hunger strike

KOCHI: The Pattikajathi-Varga Samrakshana Samithi has demanded that a sub-inspector who was recently transferred out of the Varapuzha police station on the charge of illegally detaining a youth and manhandling him, be suspended from service and a case registered against him.

Addressing mediapersons here on Tuesday, V.S. Radhakrishnan, the chief coordinator of the Pattikajathi-Varga Samrakshana Munnani, said the health of the Paravur taluk committee secretary of Dalit Panthers, K.M. Neelambaran, who is on a hunger strike before the Ernakulam Range Inspector General of Police office demanding action against the sub-inspector, is deteriorating by the day.

“The police have not even registered a case against the police officer who picked up Hithin and beat him up.

“We will be forced to take out a march to the District Collector’s residence and obstruct traffic in the city if the police do not initiate action,” he said. Hithin was hospitalised with serious injuries to his backbone.