JHARKHAND – In another chapter of shame for Indian progressive society, a Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by the police for throwing coloured powder on an upper caste on the occasion of Holi.

The harrowing incident happened in in Jharkhand’ Koderma district where a 52-years-old man sprinkled abir (coloured powder) on a local chowkidar Rajendra Yadav as a gesture of goodwill on Holi.

But to the dismay of man who was celebrating Holi, Yadav called upon police to teach the group a lesson.

According to Pradeep’s widow Jashwa Devi, the police started beating up Pradeep till he fell unconscious. They then took him to the police station.

Jashwa claimed that she along with her brother rushed to the Satbarwa police station but the officials did not allow them to see Pradeep and instead abused them over their caste.

 Jashwa said police eventually dropped Pradeep home the next morning.

‘His body bore many bruises. We took him to Koderma Sadar hospital from where he was referred to Ranchi but he succumbed to his injuries’ Jashwa alleged.

The issue of racial profiling is escalating in India despite the fact that the nuclear-armed state brags much about liberalism and enlightenment.