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Haryana: Five booked for mercilessly thrashing two Dalits in Gurgaon

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 16:10 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): A case was filled in Palam Vihar police station of Gurgaon last night against five people for allegedly thrashing two dalits.

The case was registered by one of the victims named Jitendra who belongs from the Balmiki community and works for Amazon.

The incident took place when 25-year old Jitendra and his friend Somdutt went to Dwaraka expressway at night for a walk.

As per the statement filed by the victim, a car stopped in front of their scooty from which four person came out and started abusing the duo targeting their caste.

Later the victims were forced into the car and were taken to one of the accused Devendra's house in Sarai Alawardi, Gurgaon where both were beaten up badly.

After few hours, they were taken to Babupara village in Haryana, where Devendra's cousin Bunty trashed the victims and threatened them before leaving them there in a miserable condition.

The FIR has been filed against the accused under IPC section 323, 365, 506, 34 and SC/ST prevention Act.

Throughout the year, cases of atrocities on Dalits have been emerging throughout the nation and in some cases, have even resulted in the public lynching and often death of Dalits.

In a recent incident, the office of Gujarat Governor refused an appointment to Dalit victims of caste-based atrocities.

While in an another, Dalit youth in Punjab's Mansa district was hacked to death on the suspicion that he was acting as an informer for liquor contractors and the police and helping in exposing illegal sale of liquor in his area. (ANI)

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