‘Tortured by police in jail, forced to drink inmate’s urine’, Karnataka Dalit youth alleges
The Karnataka Police on Sunday suspended a police sub-inspector (PSI) in Chikmagalur district who had allegedly forced a Dalit youth to drink urine at Gonibeedu police station in Mudigere taluk two weeks ago.
The incident came to light after the youth wrote to senior police officers seeking action against the PSI. Based on the complaint filed by Punith K L, a resident of Kirangunda, the Gonibeedu police registered a case against PSI Arjun….
Speaking to indianexpress.com, Punith, 22, who identified himself as a scheduled caste, alleged that the police beat him up for hours. When asked for water to drink, the PSI first refused but later allegedly forced another person in the lock-up to urinate on Punith….