Dalit beaten up for seeking money back


VADODARA, DEC 21: A 16-year-old dalit youth was allegedly assaulted by a Rajput youth. A delegation of Bharatiya Dalit Panthers on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Police Commissioner J. Mahapatra demanding registration of a case of atrocity and attempt to murder on the life of the dalit youth Santosh Chaudhary, a resident of Sanjay Nagar on Sama Road. The youth was attacked, according to Parmar, for his temerity to demand back Rs. 5,000 which his mother given to the Rajput youths. According to Panthers president Arvindbhai Parmar, the youth was assaulted with sharp-edged weapons on September 29. He received more than a dozen injuries on chest, eyes, stomach, arms and legs and had to be given 37 stitches by doctors in the SSG Hospital.

He was so seriously injured that he was kept on oxygen for seven days and admitted in hospital for 40 days. He had to be administered 40 bottles of blood.

Parmar said that though a case was registered against the accused, only sections 226 and 114 of IPC and 135 of Arms Act was booked. Parmar demanded registration of an attempt to murder and atrocity against the accused.

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