Gurgaon: Two Dalits allege 4 men beat them, hurled casteist abuses

According to police, the incident took place Tuesday night, when the two men, Jitender and Somdutt, both 25-year-old Dalits who reside in Gurgaon's Sarai village, were on their two-wheeler on Dwarka expressway.

By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published:October 27, 2016 4:20 am

Gurgaon police on Tuesday registered a case against four people for allegedly thrashing two Dalits and hurling casteist abuses at them. No arrests have been made so far.

According to police, the incident took place Tuesday night, when the two men, Jitender and Somdutt, both 25-year-old Dalits who reside in Gurgaon’s Sarai village, were on their two-wheeler on Dwarka expressway.

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Jitender, a relationship executive for Amazon, who belongs to the Balmiki community, alleged in his complaint that a vehicle stopped before their two-wheeler and four men came out. He alleged that they hurled casteist abuses at them before forcing them into the car.

Jitender claimed that Somdutt and he were taken to the home of one of the accused in Haryana’s Sarai Alawardi village, where they were beaten. After that, they were taken to another accused’s home and beaten again, he alleged.

They were released three hours later. A case has been registered regarding the incident.

“It is confirmed that there was violence, but this appears to be a result of some ongoing friction between the two groups. The complainants have made allegations about caste abuses, but no such angle has emerged in the probe so far,” said ACP Munish Sehgal, PRO of Gurgaon Police.