Dalit youth assaulted for messaging upper caste girl in Karnataka

Bangalore, May 17 (KMS): Dalit activists staged a protest, today, against the brutal attack on a 20-year-old youth of their community for messaging an upper caste girl in Davangere district of the Indian state of Karnataka.

The protesters demanded immediate arrest of the accused.

The incident had taken place on May 13 in Attigere village of the district. The accused had taken the victim Ganesh to an undisclosed location and brutally attacked and assaulted him. They had taken a video of the brutality and released it on social media. Reports said, more than 60 people were involved in the crime. The victim is undergoing treatment at the district hospital.

The reports said the accused belonging to upper caste had tortured the victim Ganesh for two days and paraded him half-naked in the village. The victim’s relatives have lodged a complaint in this regard in Mayakonda police station.

The accused, including Attigere village Gram Panchayat member Babanna, Harish and others, reportedly had locked up the victim’s mother for two days. The media reports quoting police sources said that the girl had sent the ‘hi’ message first to the victim.

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