Dalit beaten up for entering temple

Kanpur: A Dalit was allegedly beaten up and abused by a priest for entering into a temple in the district, the police said on Tuesday.

Shailendra Tiwari, the priest at Mahadev temple in KDA colony stopped one Sudhir Naga and used “abusive language” when he tried to enter the temple here on Monday night, Bidhnu police station in charge Sanjay Gupta said.

Naga was also beaten up by the priest after he entered the temple forcibly, Mr. Gupta added.

An FIR has been registered against the duo, he said, adding the matter was being investigated. PTI