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Friday 18 January 2013

9 booked for assaulting dalit family

9 booked for assaulting dalit family
RAJKOT: Nine people, including a village sarpanch, were booked for assaulting a dalit family in Khodapipar village in Padadharitaluka of Rajkot district.

According to sources, Paresh Patel, the sarpanch, and eight others allegedly attacked the family members of Mohan Pariya (50), a kiln worker, over some land dispute on Tuesday.

Police have booked Patel, Daya Pipaliya, Jago Pipaliya, Rajesh Pipaliya, Paresh alias Tabo, Gandu Rabari and three other persons under various sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) rioting, sections of Arms Act and sections of Prevention of Atrocities against Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes Act.

According to Pariya's complaint, Patel and his accomplices barged into his house and attacked his wife Gangaben (45) and nephew Pravin (39) with lethal weapons. Pariya alleged that the persons also threatened to kill them.

Pariya said that his wife and nephew were rushed to hospital in Rajkot after the attack. Gangaben told police that her family was not given due benefit in allotment of land for housing purpose and her nephew had been angrily representing this issue before the sarpanch.

Adequate police bandobast was placed in the village.


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