SAD leader,6 others booked for thrashing Dalit women in Punjab

Wed, 26 Jul 2017-09:17pm , PTI

Seven persons, including an Akali leader, have been booked for allegedly beating up five Dalit women, police said here today.

Abohar circle SAD president Ashok Ahuja, his brother Vijay Ahuja, Janak Raj Ahuja, Rajiv Bhatia, Sunny Bhatia and Ved Parkash are among those booked, they said.

"Five women were picking rags from a street on July 24, when Vijay accused one of them, Kajal, of stealing things from his house, after which his accomplices thrashed the women," said DSP Gurbinder Singh.

In her complaint, Kajal, who is pregnant, has claimed that she had to be hospitalized after she started bleeding.

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