Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan took a remarkable step to show his empathy and respect towards Dashmat Rawat, a tribal laborer who had been subjected to an unfortunate incident.
Following the circulation of the video showing Pravesh Shukla urinating on a laborer in Sidhi district, he was apprehended during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday. The incident had sparked widespread outrage and condemnation as it made rounds on social media platforms.
#WATCH | After meeting Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan, in Bhopal, Sidhi viral video victim Dashmat Rawat says, "I met the minister, it felt good. He called up my family and spoke to my family, I felt good. I am now going back after meeting him. pic.twitter.com/iHzm7cUQsR
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In response to this incident, the Chief Minister held a meeting with the tribal laborer at his official residence, Chouhan not only personally apologized to Rawat for the distressing event but also washed his feet as a gesture of deep respect. The act aimed to convey the Chief Minister’s sincere regret and his commitment to addressing the incident with dignity and empathy.
Expressing his remorse, He publicly acknowledged and addressed the incident, he took to his Twitter handle, sharing images of him washing the laborer’s feet as an act of respect.
An FIR was filed against Pravesh Shukla under Sections 294 (Obscene acts) and 504 (Intentional insult to provoke breach of the peace) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under the SC/ST Act. The accused has also been slapped with charges under the National Security Act. The MP authorities demolished a part of his residence on Wednesday.