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BJP MLA booked for thrashing Dalit women, making casteist slur

Press Trust of India  |  Rudrapur (U'khand) 

An FIR was filed against a MLA from Uttarakhand for allegedly beating up women and making casteist remarks here, the police said today.

A video of the incident, which purportedly shows Rudrapur MLA Rajkumar Thukral thrashing the women on Friday, went viral on

The state BJP today issued a notice to him asking for an explanation. Thukral has 10 days to respond to the notice, said

According to reports, a panchayat meeting was held at the MLA's house on Friday morning over a couple's relationship. Both the girl and boy's family members were present. After the family members got into a scuffle, Thukral apparently lost his cool and hit some of the women.

The BJP leader, however, has termed the allegations baseless. "It is a conspiracy to malign my image by making false allegations," he said.

Thukral was booked under sections 323 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code and Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Two other BJP leaders' name are also mentioned in the FIR, a said.

"The case was registered after a person named filed a complaint on behalf of the victims," Sadanand Date, of police (SSP), Udham Singh Nagar, told

Further investigations are going on in this case, the SSP added.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 21:05 IST