Gaya, April 14: In a horrific incident in Bihar’s Gaya, a Dalit man was forced to lick spit from the floor during a panchayat in which he was pulled up over his love affair. He was also forced to drink urine.

Several people spat on the floor during the panchayat, which was then licked by the Dalit victim, as a “punishment” against his affair.

After forcing him to lick spit, the Dalit man was also made to drink urine. The incident took place in the Wazirganj area of Gaya in Bihar.

The panchayat action came after the Dalit victim owned up to his love affair. The victim had eloped with a woman recently. The woman’s family caught hold of the couple and brought the Dalit man to the panchayat in Gaya.

He was then made to go through inhuman torture in front of the panchayat members and sarpanch.

Gaya SSP Aditya Kumar took cognizance of the atrocity and lodged an FIR.

Six people have been arrested so far and the SSP has said action will be taken against all those who are involved.