6 cops suspended for Assaulting Dalit farmer couple in Guna

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="650"] Police beating guna Farmer Couple | Courtesy: social media[/caption]

The Madhya Pradesh government suspends six cops in connection with the beating of a farmer couple in Guna of Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place on Tuesday. Policemen, who arrived in Guna Cantt area to take possession of the college land, beaten the dalit couple with sticks and destroyed their crop.

The farmer couple then drank pesticide. Police had lathi-charged the farmers' relatives. Earlier, the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter. Taking immediate action on Wednesday, Chief Minister Shivraj ordered the removal of the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Guna.

The video of the beating of the farmer couple has gone viral on social media. It is seen in the video that the police not only beat up the men, but also lathi-charged women and children. Torn women's clothes too.

In protest against the police action, the Dalit farmer couple drank the pesticide at the scene and both were hospitalized in critical condition. The opposition party Congress on Thursday constituted a seven-member inquiry committee to investigate the matter.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared the video of the incident on his Twitter and said, "Our fight is against this thinking and injustice." In a statement issued to the media, state Congress President Kamal Nath's media coordinator Narendra Saluja said, "State Congress President Kamal Nath has formed a team to investigate the incident of beating of a Dalit couple in Guna.

The team will reach Guna tomorrow and submit a report after investigating the entire case. The team included former state home minister Bala Bachchan, state Congress acting president Ram Nivas Rawat, former minister Jayawardhan Singh, former MLA Phool Singh Baraiya, state Congress acting president Surendra Chaudhary, MLA Heera and state Congress spokesperson Vibha Patel.

Priyanka Gandhi shared the video and alleged, 'Attack on the poor, attack on Dalits, attack on farmer, attack on democracy, this is the trick, face and character of BJP. In the video that is going viral on social media, it is seen that the police is beating a man with sticks and his wife and others are trying to save him. In this, the woman also lies on her husband and the female policemen are seen removing her from the spot.