In a horrifying incident brought forward by Hindi Daily Hari Bhoomi, a Dalit couple was allegedly stripped naked by the UP Police in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The daily reveals that the Thursday incident happened because the couple insisted on registering an FIR for alleged robbery which the police refused.
When the couple staged a protest outside the police station, the irked policemen went on to beat them and then tore off their clothes.
The news states that the victim, Sunil Gautam, was robbed by miscreants late on Wednesday night near Atta in Noida.
Wanting to report his misgiving and to bring criminals to task, he went with his wife and young child to Dankaur police station in Greater Noida to register an FIR.
Gautam staged a protest outside the police station which led to the cops assaulting them and tearing their clothes off.
Bystanders captured pictures and video of the incident and someone posted it on Facebook, where it went viral.
The five have also been booked under IPC Sections 307, 232, 323, 147, 148, 353, 294, 394; however, it is not clear if the couple are among these 5 who have been booked.
After the video went viral on social media, an official Twitter account belonging to the Government of UP put the blame on Dalit couple.
Noida police is in possession of the alleged video of the alleged stripping; it clearly seen the accused disrobes/others; contd — Government of UP (@UPGovt) October 8, 2015
Noida police is in possession of the alleged video of the alleged stripping; it clearly seen the accused disrobes/others; contd
— Government of UP (@UPGovt) October 8, 2015
The witnesses present at the incident also corroborate the same; the video is circulated to undermine the efforts of the police- SP Noida — Government of UP (@UPGovt) October 8, 2015