New Delhi, Nov 7 (UNI) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Bihar government, seeking a factual report on the alleged atrocities on Dalits by a police inspector in the state's Buxar district.
Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report about the incident, the Commission said if the contents of the report were true it raised a serious issue of human rights violation of Dalits.
The Commission has directed that the copies of the report be forwarded to the State Chief Secretary for it to be submitted within four weeks.
According to the November 1 report, station in charge of a police station picked up 18 Dalits from Bannarpur village and brought them to the station.
They were kept in the lockup for about 24 hours and then severely beaten up by the police inspector, it said.
''He then called their wives to the station and asked them to beat them with their slippers. But they refused and returned,'' it added.
''Even this could not calm him down and he made the Dalits lick the spit,'' it said.