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Dalit Men Beaten, Paraded With Shoes Hung Around Their Neck in UP

In a grim reminder of the 2016 Una flogging incident, three other oppressed caste men were tied up, beaten, forcefully tonsured and paraded around with shoes hung around their necks in Lucknow-s Barauli Khalilabad village.

The incident happened on 4 June after the three men – one belonging to the OBC and the other two belonging to Scheduled Castes – were allegedly caught stealing a fan from a house of a ‘Brahmin man’, the local police told The Quint.

“After the family caught the three men, other villagers also gathered and soon the mob started thrashing them. To humiliate them further, they shaved their heads abruptly and paraded them around the village with shoes hung around their neck,” said PGI police station in-charge KK Mishra.

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