Forced To Drink Urine For Refusing To Harvest Crops, Alleges UP Dalit Man
A Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun was allegedly beaten and forced to drink urine for refusing farmers, who told him to harvest their wheat crop on Sunday.
Sitaram Valmiki, who has a small farm, was harvesting his wheat crop when farmers of the 'upper caste' asked him to harvest their crops first. After Sitaram refused, they tied and dragged him "all the way to the village and thrashed him with sandals," he told news agency ANI. The farmers pulled out his moustache and forced him to drink urine, he alleged. Sitaram's wife went to the police after neighbours alerted her.