‘I was framed for being a Dalit, 6 years of my life were taken away from me’
During his six years in prison, he had a recurring dream: he would fly, but fall to the ground when he saw his worried wife. Then, he says, he would catch a bus home. And that was when he would wake up to reality, inside his cell at Tihar jail, awaiting trial in a POCSO case.
Released last month, after a city court held that he was “falsely framed” because of his Dalit identity, the 55-year-old man – he did not want to be named – says the dreams have stopped….
The case against him was registered on the complaint of a man who accused him of sexually assaulting four minor girls…. On August 7, a Delhi court acquitted him, observing that he had been “falsely framed due to prejudicial disposition of the parents towards the accused, who belongs to the Dalit community”….