POSTED ON MAY 26, 2021
According to police, an FIR was lodged against six named and four unnamed people under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Prevention of Atrocities Act at Viramgam rural police station on Monday after the incident.
A 22-year-old Dalit youth was allegedly assaulted by a group of men at Karakthal village in Viramgam Taluka of Ahmedabad rural on Sunday night allegedly for “sporting a moustache”. Three accused have been detained in this connection, police said.
According to police, an FIR was lodged against six named and four unnamed people under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Prevention of Atrocities Act at Viramgam rural police station on Monday after the incident. The victim was admitted to Shiv Hospital on late Sunday night after he suffered head injury in the attack, police said.
The victim has been identified as Suresh Vaghela, a native of Karakthal village who is employed with Voltas in Sanand GIDC area of Ahmedabad.
The accused have been identified as Dhama Thakor, Kaushik Valand, Atrik Thakor, Sanjay Thakor, Anand Thakor and Vijay Thakor, all residents of Karakthal village.
Vaghela in his complaint said,” Around 10 pm on Sunday night, my parents went to sleep after dinner and I received a call from Dhama Bhai who asked me why I was sporting a moustache. Within a few minutes, Dhamabhai and nine others came to my house with sticks and rods. They used derogatory language against me and assaulted me. I was later taken to a primary health centre for first aid and then admitted to Shiv hospital.”
n a shocking case of caste-based violence, a Dalit man in Ahmedabad was attacked by 11 people for merely sporting a long moustache.
According to the police, the incident occurred on Sunday night and so far, three people have been arrested in connection with the case.
The victim has been identified as Suresh Vaghela (22), a member of the Scheduled Caste community.
In his complaint, Vaghela alleged that 11 members of an Other Backward Classes (OBC) group attacked him for sporting a moustache, Deputy Superintendent of Police D S Vyas said adding that Vaghela is undergoing treatment.
Vaghela’s FIR stated that the group, led by one Dhama Thakor, gathered outside the former’s house in Karathkal village on Sunday night and hurled casteist abuses over his moustache.
The group then attacked Vaghela with a sharp weapon as well as sticks, and his sister was also injured in the attack, the complaint stated.
, “I had no enmity with the people who assaulted me. They just called me and asked why I was sporting a moustache.”
Police said that they are probing the allegations made by the victim even as three accused have been held in the matter.
B S Vyas, deputy superintendent of police, Ahmedabad rural, told The Indian Express, “An offence has been lodged in the case and we have detained three of the seven named accused while efforts are on to nab the others. The detainees will first undergo Covid-19 test and then they will be arrested.”Dalit