Gujarat police have booked two for allegedly thrashing a Dalit man over wearing Pathani in public. Going by the reports, the incident happened on afternoon of November 26 near Green Palace hotel in Gandhidham.
Police have booked Amjad Pathan and Azgar Pathan in Gandhidham town of Kutch district on Tuesday, for beating up Jayanti Bhati, a truck driver.
According to case details, when Bhati was taking tea near the hotel, the accused duo came on a motorbike and started arguing with him. They asked Bhati as to why was he wearing a ‘pathani’ suit. Following a heated argument, one of the accused lifted the ‘pathani’ suit from behind and covered Bhati’s face and both of them beat him brutally.
After this incident, Bhati lodged a complaint with the A Division police station of Gandhidham on the same day, and left for his job. During the complaint, victim told that the duo even threatened to kill Bhati if he dared to wear a ‘pathani’ again.
Following this, an FIR was lodged against the accused under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocity) Act, assault and criminal intimidation. Both the accused are yet to be arrested.