SHIVPURI: The skin of the head of a Scheduled Caste leader of the BSP was peeled off allegedly by some villagers in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district, police said Tuesday.
Another leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) claimed that the victim, Sardar Singh Jatav, 45, was targeted for “wearing a turban”.
Police registered a case against three persons Tuesday and are investigating the matter.
The trio allegedly called Jatav to the residence of one of the accused, Surendra Gurjar, in Mahoba village, around 50 kilometres from here, on September 3 under some pretext and abused him there and then peeled off the skin of his head using a knife, a police official said.
“Jatav alleged in his statement that Gurjar and two others removed the skin of his head with a knife,” said Narwar police station in-charge Badam Singh Yadav.
No arrests have been made so far and efforts are on to trace the accused, he said.