Karnataka: Dalit woman dragged, beaten at temple; video surfaces

The video shows the woman being repeatedly slapped, held by the hair and dragged outside. The accused can be seen beating her with stick even as she runs for cover.

Bengaluru: A video of a woman being kicked, dragged and beaten with sticks in a temple in Bengaluru surfaced and has gone viral on social media.

The victim Hemavathi had lodged a complaint with Amruthahalli police station stating that the said incident occurred on December 21 and the accused is Munikrishna, ‘dharamdarshi’ of the Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Amruthahalli locality, police said on Friday.

The video shows the woman being repeatedly slapped, held by the hair and dragged outside. The accused can be seen beating her with stick even as she runs for cover.

A case under Section 354 of the IPC has been registered against Munikrishna.

However, Munikrisha told police that the woman claimed that Lord Venkateshwara was her husband and wanted to sit next to the idol in the sanctum sanctorum. When her demand was rejected, she spit on the priest after which she was asked to leave. As the woman did not listen, she was beaten and dragged out, he told the police.

Author

3 thoughts on “Karnataka: Dalit woman dragged, beaten at temple; video surfaces

  1. Reading your article helped me a lot and I agree with you. But I still have some doubts, can you clarify for me? I’ll keep an eye out for your answers.

We want to hear from you - drop your comments!