Saturday, October 8, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Man hacked to death in Ahmedabad

Man hacked to death in Ahmedabad

Published: Saturday, Oct 8, 2011, 14:46 IST | Updated: Saturday, Oct
8, 2011, 14:46 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA

In a shocking incident, a man was hacked to death in Gota that comes
under Sarkhej police station on Thursday late night in a rivalry
between Patels and Dalits. A group from the Patel community reportedly
attacked Dalits with sharp weapons. One person was killed while the
other sustained serious injuries.

According to deputy superintendent of police (DySP), RK Patel, the
incident was prompted by an argument. He said that members of the
Dalit community were sitting near Mahashakti Chowk when the rival
group approached. The accused asked the Dalits to leave the place
claiming it to be their territory. The Dalits left but the group
pursued them.

The accused Kalu T Patel along with Jignesh, Sandeep Bharwad, Manish
Barot, among others, thronged Gota Housing Society near SG Highway.
Armed with sharp weapons, including swords, they attacked the Dalits.

Hemendra alias Hemu, originally from Rajasthan, was killed in the
attack. Police said that Hemu was hacked with a sword in his hands and
stomach while another person sustained injuries in the attack.

Vipin K Maruda lodged an FIR with Sarkhej police. Since the
complainant is a Dalit the case has been registered under The
Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities
Act), 1989 as well, which is being investigated by RK Patel.

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