Dalit employee’s head shaved, 7 arrested, including an actor’s wife
Visakhapatnam police have arrested seven people for shaving the head of a Dalit employee. Dalit groups have condemned the incident.
Hyderabad: Visakhapatnam police of Andhra Pradesh arrested Madhu Priya, wife of Telugu Bigg Boss fame N Nautan Naidu and his employees, in the case of shaving the head of a 20-year-old Dalit employee.
Describing this employee as a thief in Naidu’s house, Madhu Priya had shaved his head with the help of her employees. Visakhapatnam Police Commissioner Manish Kumar Sinha released CCTV footage of a Dalit being shaved. The employee in question was identified as Srikanth. He said that he had worked at Naidu’s house four months earlier and quit on August 01. For this reason, Naidu’s wife got furious and decided to avenge him.
Srikanth complained to the police that his head was shaved. Police had registered a case against Nautan Naidu and his employees under sections 307, 342, 324, 323 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code on the complaint.
Police confirmed that Srikanth worked at Nautan’s home for four months. Srikanth said that Nautan called him to his home and accused him of theft.
Declaring himself innocent, Srikanth lodged a police complaint, after which Nautan, his wife and employees called him home and shaved his head. Srikanth begged to leave him but the men called the barber and shaved Srikanth’s head.
Police said more arrests would be made in connection with the case. Meanwhile, Dalit groups have condemned this humiliating and act.