A Dalit dies after allegedly beaten by Uppercaste

A Dalit youth died on Sunday, days after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of men from an upper-caste community in Tehri district of Uttarakhand, PTI reported. The 23-year-old was assaulted on April 26, purportedly for sitting on a chair and eating in front of the upper-caste group at a wedding reception. Jitendra Das succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at a Dehradun hospital.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Private Residence
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Dalit_Bahujan (SC-OBC)
Location of incident Private Residence perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Other Was cross FIR filed 0
Details of the FIR

Investigating agency State Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :On the basis of a police complaint filed by Jeetendra's sister, a case was registered against seven persons -- Gajendra Singh, Soban Singh, Kushal Singh, Gabbar Singh, Gambhir Singh, Harbir Singh, and Hukum Singh -- under Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed SC/ST Atrocities act Other details
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Date of incident: May 05, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Number of people Killed 1
    Name of the victim : Jeetendra
    Name of Perpetrator Gajendra Singh, Soban Singh, Kushal Singh, Gabbar Singh, Gambhir Singh, Harbir Singh and Hukum Singh.
    State Uttarakhand
    District/City Uttarkashi
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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