Andhra tribal man assaulted, urinated on face, video goes viraltext_fields
Amaravati: Days after Madhya Pradesh's Sidhi Urination case, a similar incident has been reported from Andhra Pradesh.
A tribal man named Naveen was brutally assaulted and urinated on his face by a group of nine youths in Ongole town of Prakasam district.
In a video clip of the incident that circulated on social media, a profusely bleeding victim is seen pleading with the attackers to spare him. Not stopping at that, some of the accused urinated on the victim's mouth and asked him to drink it.
Ongole police have reportedly picked up a couple of accused but the main accused Ramananjeyulu alias Anji was absconding.
Anji and Naveen are said to be childhood friends and both were involved in more than 50 cases of theft.
Naveen was arrested by police and jailed in a few cases while Anji somehow managed to escape the police dragnet.
About a month ago, Anji called Naveen to a place behind KIMS Medical College and when Naveen reached there, Anji was present with eight others.
They had a heated argument, after which the drunk assailants thrashed Naveen mercilessly. When he was lying on the ground with bleeding injuries, at least three of the offenders urinated on his face and filmed their act on mobile phones.
On a complaint by the victim, police had registered a case under the Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, but apparently, no arrests were made. After one of the accused uploaded the video on social media and it triggered an outrage, police swung into action and made some arrests.
Coming close on the heels of the Sidhi incident, where a man named Pravesh Shukla urinated on a tribal labourer, the Ongole incident triggered outrage with tribal groups demanding action.
With inputs from IANS