Humiliated by upper caste Hindus, Dalit youth commits suicide in Karnataka

Bengaluru, December 03 (KMS): A Dalit youth committed suicide by hanging himself after he was tied to a tree, severely thrashed and humiliated by upper caste Hindus in Kolar district of the Indian state of Karnataka.

Four upper caste Hindus tied the Dalit youth, Uday Kiran, of Bevahalli area of the district, to tree by hanging him upside down and stripping him naked for overtaking them on motorcycle. Unable to bear this humiliation, the Dalit youth committed suicide.

The upper caste Hindus involved in the crime were identified as Raju, Shivaraj, Gopalakrishnappa and Munivenkatappa. The police have registered a case against the perpetrators under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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