3 Dalit boys in Maharashtra paraded nude

Jalgaon (Maharashtra), June 14: In a shocking incident, three minor Dalit boys were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in a village here for allegedly swimming in a village well, officials said here on Thursday. The incident occurred on June 10 (Sunday), but came to the fore only after some videos of the boys’ parading in the Vakadi village went viral even as the authorities swung into action. Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Dilip Kamble told media persons that two persons have been arrested in this connection and further investigations are underway. Union Social Welfare Minister Ramdas Athawale condemned the incident and demanded “stringent action against the perpetrators of the atrocity on the boys”. (IANS)