Merely 15km from the state capital, Gandhinagar, a Dalit youth was beaten up by some upper caste people allegedly for sporting a moustache! Three persons from the Darbar community allegedly abused and assaulted Piyush Parmar (24), the youth from Limbodara village in Kalol taluka of Gandhinagar district, on September 25 because the members from the dominant community did not like the idea of a Dalit youth sporting a moustache.
Police lodged a complaint under the atrocities act against the trio from the same village, identified as Mayursinh Vaghela, Rahul Vikramsinh Serathia and Ajitsinh Vaghela, on September 26. The case is being probed by a DySP level officer.
According to the FIR, Parmar, who works with a private firm in Gandhinagar, and his cousin Digant Maheria were returning to their home after enjoying garba at their village when some people started hurling casteist abuses at them. "They first assaulted my cousin Digant and then started beating me, repeatedly asking me how can you sport a moustache despite coming from a lower caste community," Parmar said.
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