Dalit Cong worker assaulted

Kapurthala, Aug 27 (PTI) A Dalit Congress worker was severely beaten
up allegedly by Akali activists in the presence of police in
Ibrahimwal village in the district.
Protesting the incident, members of the Dalit community led by
Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today demonstrated in front of the
SSP office.
The protesters alleged that the police had slapped a case of theft
against Congress worker Shaukina, who had been admitted to the civil
hospital at Begowal.
According to family sources, Shaukina was being harassed by the police
at the behest of an Akali leader, who had allegedly given the former a
loan of Rs five lakh.
Shaukina was severally beaten by the Akali workers yesterday in the
presence of a police team and later a case of theft slapped against
him, they alleged.
Dalits brought the incident to the notice of SP (Security) S K
Agnihotri who assured to inquire into the matter.

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