Tribune News Service
Sangrur/Chandigarh, November 18
being tied to a pillar and was forced to drink urine when he asked for water.
After the incident, the opposition parties have attacked the Congress government over “barbaric treatment” being meted out to Dalits in the state. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said a “rule of jungle” was prevalent in the state.
Meanwhile, various organisations on Monday gheraoed the residence of former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal at Lehra in Sangrur district.
Earlier, members of these organisations marched towards Bhattal’s residence from Changaliwala village. Members of seven organisations reached the site to hold the protest.
Mukesh Malaud, president of Zameen Prapati Sangharsh Committee, alleged that Bhattal is supporting the accused in the case.
BKU (Ugraha) Lehra block president Dharminder Pashore said the gherao would continue till the acceptance of their demands. — With PTI inputs
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