The farmer couple was brutally assaulted by the police after they attempted to stop revenue officers from destroying their crops.
According to the district administration, around 45 bighas of land have been grabbed by a local gangster, who already owns 80 bighas of land and a big house. The Dalit family was pushed to the forefront by the gangster and his men to stall the eviction. Ahirwar had paid the gangster Rs 3 lakh for the land.
On July 14, 2020, a team from the state revenue department, accompanied by cops, visited the land to evict the couple and prepare it for constructing a boundary wall. The crops of the Dalit couple were bulldozed over by the police and the revenue department officials. The video also showed the police abusing and pushing away the children of the couple. The couple attempted to stop the officers from destroying their crops, but when they did not stop, they drank pesticide in an attempt to kill themselves as they have a debt of Rs 3 lakh. Their condition is said to be stable.