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Vaishali, Bihar — Police Beat Up Dalit Minor For Taking Water From Tap Inside Police Station? Fact-Check

There are rumours circulating that a minor Dalit boy in Bihar was beaten up by cops for allegedly taking water from a tap within the police station premises.

@AshokBuaddha claimed about this in a twitter post on March 20, 2024. The user added “Policemen beat Dalit minor badly after filling water from police station’s tap! Look at the ‘condition of Dalits’ under Nitish’s good governance!”. The tweet has received an about 17.7k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @firstbiharnews, @ZordanDsouza4, @Azad51459939 made the same claim that the Dalit was beaten up by the police after filling water from police station’s tap in Bihar. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The assertions that are circulating are unfounded and untrue. Locals, according to the police, were throwing trash into the courtyard. When the person in charge of the police station objected, between 100 and 150 people showed up and attacked the police station using bricks and stones. Officers suffered injuries and later miscreants faced the consequences. There have been four arrests so far.

The official account of @SpVaishali tweeted about the incident on March 22, 2024 and attached the official report of the incident, which occured on March 19, 2024.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating false claims to target the police administration in Bihar using the Caste fault line. News is being circulated claiming that a minor Dalit boy was beaten up by police after he took water from a water tap inside a police station premises in Bihar. The police claim that residents threw garbage into the courtyard; when the person in charge of the police station objected, 100–150 residents stormed the police station, attacking it with bricks and stones. Police officers suffered injuries, however the situation has been brought under control, and miscreants are facing consequences. There have already been Four arrests. The statements that are going around are unfounded and untrue.

Conclusion:

Fact : According to the police, locals threw garbage in the courtyard; when the police station in-charge opposed them, 100-150 locals came and attacked the police station with bricks and stones. Policemen were injured, the Situation is under control, and action is being taken against miscreants. 4 people have been arrested so far.

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