Dalit Man, 21, Beaten To Death Allegedly For Attending Garba Near Gujarat’s Gandhinagar

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Dalit Man, 21, Beaten To Death Allegedly For Attending Garba In Gujarat

Dalit man was overwhelmed to loss of life allegedly by males of Patel neighborhood in Gujarat (file)

Gandhinagar: 
A 21-year-old Dalit man was overwhelmed to loss of life allegedly  by a gaggle of males belonging to the higher caste Patel neighborhood for attending a garba occasion in Gujarat’s Anand district on Sunday, the police stated.At about four am on Sunday, Jayesh Solanki was reportedly sitting along with his cousin Prakash Solanki and two different Dalit males close to a temple the place a garba dance and different Navaratri festivities had been held of their Bhadrania village, when one of many males accused of attacking him allegedly made “derogatory remarks about their caste”, the police stated quoting a grievance.The Patel man allegedly stated Dalits “shouldn’t have the suitable to observe garba and made casteist remarks,” an officer on the Bhadran police station stated, including that he then requested different folks to hitch him.The attackers allegedly thrashed the Dalit males and banged Jayesh’s head in opposition to a wall, the police officer stated. The younger man was taken to a hospital in Karamsad, the place he died later within the morning.

A senior police officer AM Patel stated it didn’t seem like a pre-planned assault. “Jayesh was killed within the warmth of the second, as there was no rivalry between him and the accused. We’re investigating the case from all angles. The accused might be arrested quickly,” he stated.

Lately, two Dalit males had been allegedly thrashed by members of the Rajput neighborhood for “sporting a moustache” in two separate incidents at a village close to the state capital, Gandhinagar.”You can not change into a Rajput by simply sporting a moustache,” the sufferer was informed.

The state had witnessed huge protests in July final 12 months over the brutal thrashing of 4 Dalit males at a village in Una city.

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