Raj: Upper caste men attack Dalit groom for riding a mare

April 28, 2017 19:27

A Dalit man riding a mare during his wedding procession was forcibly made to dismount, attacked with beer bottles and dragged along the road allegedly by a group of upper caste men in Rajasthan's Udaipur district.

The assailants were apparently infuriated to see the Dalit man riding the mare, a practice which is still considered an exclusive privilege of the upper castes.

The groom lodged a police complaint following which one of the accused has been detained. A hunt for the others is on, police said today.

Police booked a case against four people under sections of the SC/ST Act late last night.

The incident happened in Jhalo Ka Dhana village in Udaipur where Kailash Meghwal, 25, was taking out his marriage procession.

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