Dalit boy charged with theft found dead in Haryana

Updated - November 16, 2021 03:53 pm IST

Published - October 23, 2015 09:50 am IST - Chandigarh:

Close on the heels of two Dalit children being burnt alive at Sunped village in Faridabad, a 15-year-old Dalit boy, who was charged with theft of a pigeon, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Haryana’s Gohana town on Thursday.

According to police, the teenager was found dead at his home in Gohana in Sonepat district, though the boy’s family approached the police alleging that he died while in police custody.

Some members of the ‘Gadia Lohar’ (ironsmiths) community on Wednesday approached the Sonepat police charging the boy with the theft of a pigeon and demanded appropriate action against him, Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, Abhishek Garg said.

However, the SP said the boy’s family had alleged that the teenager had been brought to the police station at Gohana by the ‘Lohars’ and that he died while in police custody.

The boy’s family on Thursday clashed with the police in Gohana and placed the body on the road demanding action against the “erring cops.”

Police personnel have been deployed in the area to control the situation.

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