Man alleges harassment for being a Dalit on video, hangs self from tree in Sonepat

Hindustan Times

A 38-year-old man recorded a video of him committing suicide on Sunday after alleging that he was being harassed by three men for ‘being a Dalit’.

Police said the deceased, identified as Vijay, a resident of Delhi’s Harewali village near Bawana, hanged himself from a tree in Sonepat’s Tewari village. Investigators have seized the video clip from Vijay’s phone and registered an FIR on Tuesday on his brother’s statement.

In the video, uploaded on Youtube, Vijay accused three men from his village — Vijay, Sachin and Chhote — for harassing him for money and passing vulgar comments at him for being a Dalit.

Vijay in the video states that he was depressed from the last one month after the three men had slapped him publically. “I don’t feel like showing my face to anyone after the incident,” he says, adding that the men were pressurising him to change his name because he was from a ‘lower caste.’

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