Karnataka Dalit man assaulted after he overtakes ‘upper caste’ men on motorcycle; later ends life ( Indian Express )

The men from Vokkaliga community stopped Uday's vehicle and allegedly assaulted him after tying him to a tree.

According to Nangali police, Uday was heading to Byrakur, 3 kilometres from his village, on a two-wheeler to buy groceries on November 30. (Express sourced)

A 22-year-old Dalit man in Karnataka allegedly died by suicide after he was tied to a tree and assaulted by ‘upper caste’ men for overtaking their vehicle on his motorcycle, police said. The man who belonged to the Adi Karnataka community, categorised as Scheduled Caste (SC), was found dead a few hours after the incident on Wednesday, they said.

The police identified the deceased as Uday Kiran, a resident of Bevahalli in Mulbagal town of Kolar district, 110km away from Bengaluru. He was the son of Venkateshappa but was being raised by Nagaraju, a grama panchayat member.

The police officials have named Raju, Shivaraj, Gopal Krishnappa and Munivenkatappa, all from Vokkaliga community, as accused and they are at large. They have booked the accused under various sections of SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and Indian Penal Code.

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