Three Dalits were thrashed allegedly by four men for objecting to their casteist remarks at Nandrakh village near Una town in Gir-Somnath district. Police on Saturday said that all the four accused had been arrested a day ago and produced in court on Saturday.
The incident took place on November 8. According to police, Manu Bhau Solanki, 27, alias Mukesh lodged a complaint with the Una police station, alleging that he and his relative, Bharat Solanki, were returning to their village when the four men, allegedly inebriated, started abusing them for being Dalits and made casteist remarks.
When they protested, the four accused allegedly hit them with sticks and knife. Another man, Ugabhai Solanki, was also beaten up when he rushed to the spot to save Mukesh and Bharat. Mukesh alleged that the stick which the attackers were carrying “looked like police lathi.” In the attack, Mukesh sustained injuries.
Mukesh alleged that when they were being taken to a hospital, the accused tried to stop the ambulance by blocking the road.
The four accused have been identified as Kishore Gohil, Mahendra Gohil, Anirudh Gohil and Ajit Gohil, deputy SP Ghanshyam Bambhaniya, who is probing the case, said. The accused have been sent to judicial custody, he added.