After a video of a man being sodomised in Barmer went doing rounds on the internet, another clip surfaced on Saturday in which people from the higher caste were seen thrashing three Dalits near Rama village within Sangad police station area in Jaisalmer district.
Police have lodged cases against two. Hunt for other culprits is also on.
SP Kiran Kung who carried out the investigation stated that in light of the tragic incident three persons of Sashi caste (Gena Ram and his two relatives) were running away after stealing donkeys.
The three victims had not provided any information to police about the incident, says SP Kiran Kung
“The villagers caught and thrashed them up before handing them over to Sangad police station. A case under Section 151 of IPC was lodged against them. They were granted bail the next day,” a police officer said.
Police have lodged a case under Sections 323, 341 of the SC/ST Act and have begun an investigation.
After the video went viral, Gena Ram lodged a complaint against 10 persons, two of them belonging to Charan caste.
After getting information about the video, Sangad police detained two persons, Bhawani Dan and a minor, both belonging to Charan caste.