Days after he had decided to convert to Islam, after few influential people had allegedly tried to grab his land, a Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh has been booked for attempting suicide, said a media report.
Sudesh Kumar, a resident of Kakda village, on Sunday according to the report published in The Indian Express was taken into preventive custody by Muzaffarnagar policem, who was previously booked under Section 107/151 of the CrPC for breach of peace and creating public disorder.
On February 10, Kumar and other members of the Dalit community had staged a protest outside the magistrate's office demanding justice, said the report
He according to the report alleged that his land had been illegally occupied by some influential people.
Quoting city magistrate Vaibhav Mishra, the report mentioned him as saying: "A case is pending before a court in connection with the land".
Kumar also handed over a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in which he said he would convert to Islam if authorities failed to act on his plea, said the report.
The report further said that h hade alleged that the local police did not take action in the case despite his repeated appeals.