Dehradun, August 5
A person was arrested from the Roshnabad space of Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district for allegedly making a mockery of and passing casteist remarks in opposition to the household of Vandana Katariya who was a part of India’s girls’s hockey crew which misplaced to Argentina in a semifinal match on the Tokyo Olympics, police stated on Thursday.
Quickly after the crew went right down to Argentina, two males allegedly danced and burst firecrackers outdoors Vandana’s home within the Roshnabad space in a gesture of mockery on Wednesday night, an official at SIDCUL police station stated.
When some members of Vandana’s household got here out listening to the noise outdoors their home, the 2 males additionally handed casteist remarks in opposition to the household, saying the crew had misplaced as a result of it had too many Dalit gamers in it, he stated.
A heated argument additionally happened between family members and the 2 males concerned within the incident, following which a grievance was lodged by Vandana’s brother, the official stated.
A person, recognized as Vijay Pal, has been arrested and booked in reference to the incident underneath Part 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code and the SC-ST Act, the official stated.
The opposite man concerned within the incident has not been arrested but, he stated. PTI