Rajasthan: Dalit Youth Assaulted While Making Social Media Reel In Ajmer; Case Registered (ETV Bharat)

The youth told police that he was shooting for a social media reel on his mobile phone when a group of youths started beating him with sticks and rods leaving him injured in his hand. Later the victim approached the concerned police station and got a case registered against the accused.

Ajmer: In a shocking incident of caste based violence reported from Rajasthan on recently celebrated Republic Day, a Dalit youth was allegedly beaten by a group of youth while he was shooting a social media reel on his mobile phone in Ajmer district, sources said. A purported video of the incident has also surfaced which is being widely shared on the Internet while police have registered a case into the incident and launched an investigation following a complaint by the victim.

In the police complaint lodged at Christian Ganj police station, the victim said that he had gone to Anasagar Chowpatty on January 26 to make a reel. He said that he met two youths hailing from Pilikhan, both of whom stopped him from making the reel. The Dalit youth said that more youths nearby joined the duo and assaulted him with sticks and rods. He said that the youths threatened to kill him if he reported the matter to the police.

The Dalit youth further alleged that the accused also insulted him by hurling caste based slurs at him. The accused also made him drink urine and spilled liquor on him, he said. A video of the incident is also being widely shared on the Internet. In the purported video, two youth can be seen beating the complainant with sticks at a fort. Police station in-charge Ravindra Singh Khagi said that a case has been registered on the complaint of the victim.

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