5 persons were arrested including a 17-year-old boy held on Monday for beating Mukesh Vaniya Dalit yuvak to depth and assaulting his wife Jaya and her aunt Savita. Savita said that the 5 persons first inquired about their caste and hurled casteist abuses and then began thrashing them when they refused to clean up fifth near their factory.
A 30-year-old Dalit Ragpicker was beaten to death due to theft form factory in an industrial area in shaper in Rajkot on Sunday. 5 persons were arrested and the 17-year-old boy held on Monday.
Video of this incident which showing two persons taking turns beat vaniya with a stick while another holds him by a rope tied to his waist this video went viral on social media.
The Government of Gujarat announced 8.25 lakh compensation for vaniya’s family. Social justice and empowerment minister assure that the strict legal action would be taken against culprits. The victim’s body was cremated at his native village on Monday morning.