Three persons from the darbar community allegedly abused and assaulted Piyush Parmar (24). The members from the dominant community did not like the idea of a dalit youth sporting a moustache.
Merely 15km from the state capital, Gandhinagar, a dalit youth was beaten up by some upper caste people allegedly for sporting a moustache!
Three persons from the darbar community allegedly abused and assaulted Piyush Parmar (24), the youth from Limbodara village in Kalol taluka of Gandhinagar district, on September 25 because the members from the dominant community did not like the idea of a dalit youth sporting a moustache.
Police lodged a complaint under the atrocities act against the trio from the same village, identified as Mayursinh Vaghela, Rahul Vikramsinh Serathia and Ajitsinh Vaghela, on September 26. The case is being probed by a DySP level officer.
An FIR has been registered in this connection by the Kalol police under IPC sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with an intent to provoke breach of peace), and 114 (abetment), besides the atrocities act.
The FIR reads, “The accused in the case have committed the offence of abusing, beating and asking the complainant how can he sport a moustache.”