FIR against six for denying drinking water to Dalit officer

Admin October 14, 2018

An FIR was registered against six people, including two village heads, for allegedly denying drinking water to a woman Dalit officer in Kaushambi, UP.

A deputy chief veterinary officer was allegedly denied drinking water because of her Dalit identity in Ambawa Poorab village in Manjhanpur block, around 167 km away from the state capital Lucknow, on July 31. An FIR under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

SP Kaushambi Pradeep Gupta said the matter is being thoroughly probed and strict action will be initiated against those found guilty.

The officer, Dr Seema, said she had gone to the village on the directions of the DPRO to review developmental works. She claimed that she was not given water for two-and-a-half-hours despite her being a diabetic.

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