An engineer from the Dalit community was allegedly thrashed by five men on suspicion of diesel theft in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. The man, who was an engineer at a private manufacturing company in Palanpur, was beaten up by his co-workers.
The 25-year-old engineer was visited by his co-workers at his house on September 28. They took him out in a vehicle on the pretext of a fellow employee’s birthday party at a hotel.
They stopped the car on a bridge and accused him of stealing diesel, and said that Bharat Thakor, a fellow employee, saw him stealing. They allegedly hurled casteist slurs at the Dalit man and thrashed him.
He sustained several injuries, including a fracture, after the incident. He is receiving treatment at a hospital.
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