Vijayapura: 13 booked under SC/ST Act for assaulting Dalit man


Team Udayavani, Jul 20, 2020, 11:29 AM IST

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Vijayapura: Thirteen people have been booked under SC/ST Act for allegedly beating up a Dalit man for merely touching the two-wheeler belonging to an upper-caste person in Minajgi village near Talikoti here, however, no arrests have been made.

The victim is Kashinath Talwar (28), a daily wage worker by profession, a resident of Minajgi village of Talikoti. The incident took place on Saturday, July 18 when he was going for work along with his father.

As per sources, a group of villagers hit Kashinath accusing him of merely touching a motorcycle that was owned by an upper-caste person, which was parked near Chennamma Circle. When his father, wife, and daughter tried to rescue him from beating the villagers trashed them too and used offensive words against their caste. They also threatened to set their community houses on fire.

The people also assaulted me and my son’s wife and his daughter when we tried to rescue him from beating. The men used offensive words against our caste and threatened to set our community houses on fire.

Meanwhile, the villagers alleged he was found him showing his private parts to women and for touching them inappropriately, despite the warning he continued the same behavior.

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