Dalit youth killed for own­ing, rid­ing horse

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Ahmed­abad: A dalit youth was al­legedly killed in Bhav­na­gar dis­trict by up­per caste men for own­ing and rid­ing a horse, the po­lice said. Pradip Rathod ( 21) was killed yes­ter­day evening at Timbi vil­lage of Um­rala taluka in Bhav­na­gar dis­trict and three sus­pects have been de­tained for ques­tion­ing, A. M. Saiyad, deputy su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice of the Bhav­na­gar SC/ ST cell said. “We have de­tained three per­sons for ques­tion­ing. We have also ac­quired some CCTV footage show­ing Pradip on his horse be­fore his dead body was found. We are prob­ing this case from dif­fer­ent an­gles, in­clud­ing an old ri­valry or a love af­fair,” said Mr Saiyad.

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