Upper caste men beaten Dalits in Gujarat

A group of around 20 upper caste men from Darbar community (Kshatriyas) beaten old dalit woman aged 45 and her son of around 21 years old who were skinning dead cow in Kasor village of Anand district. Accused beaten them with sticks and abused them verbally. It is to be noted that around 25 families earn their livelihood by skinning dead cattle. The old lady accused the community of threat to stop skinning work because it raised stink in the locality. Later, the accused attacked her and her son.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Dalit_Bahujan (SC-OBC)
Location of incident Village perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

FIR against the accused was filed under section 323, 506 (2) of the Indian Penal Code and under SC/ST act

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Satisfactory :FIR against the accused was filed. Current status
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Main Information
Date of incident: August 12, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • People leaving traditional food habits/livelihood
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • No. of People Injured 2
    Name of the victim : Maniben and Shailesh Rohit
    Name of Perpetrator Dholabhai Parmar, Vijayphula Parmar, Jaimin Parmar, Kaushik Parmar and younger son of Narsinhbhai Parmar
    State Gujarat
    District/City Anand
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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