Police have captured five individuals for purportedly whipping to death a 35-year-old Dalit man presuming him to be a hoodlum in Gujarat’s Rajkot area, an authority said on Monday.
A video of the occurrence, purportedly demonstrating two individuals alternating to beat the man, recognized as Mukesh Vaniya, a ragpicker, with a stick while someone else holding him by a rope attached to his midriff, has circulated around the web on the online networking.
State lawmaker Jignesh Mevani discharged a video cut and recognized the casualty as Mukesh Vaniya on Twitter.
‘Mr. Mukesh Vaniya belonging to a scheduled caste was miserably thrashed and murdered by factory owners in Rajkot and his wife was brutally beaten up’.#GujaratIsNotSafe4Dalit pic.twitter.com/ffJfn7rNSc
— Jignesh Mevani (@jigneshmevani80) May 20, 2018
In light of the video, the police captured the five individuals.
“A man who used to gather waste was thrashed by a few people at the Radadiya Industries compound close Shapar town yesterday. The production line proprietor blamed him and his significant other for burglary,” Rajkot (provincial) in-control director of police Shruti S Mehta said.
The casualty’s better half held up an objection at the Shapar-Veraval police headquarters in Rajkot last night, blaming the five individuals for whipping her significant other after which he kicked the bucket, Mehta said.
“We have captured the five individuals in view of the video that purportedly demonstrated the casualty being thumped. An examination is in progress,” she said.
As indicated by the protest recorded by the casualty’s significant other, Jayaben Vaniya, her better half was pummeled by the five individuals as they associated the couple with submitting a robbery.
The couple was picking refuse close to the Radadiya Industries, situated in the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) region, when they were held and afterward whipped by the charged.
Mukesh passed on while being taken to the administration healing facility in Rajkot, an authority at the Shapar-Veraval police headquarters said.
A FIR was held up under segments 302 (kill) and 308 (at fault murder) of the IPC, he said.
Four of the captured people were recognized as Chirag Patel, Divyesh Patel, Jaysukh Radadiya and Tejas Zala.
Jaysukh Radadiya is the proprietor of the plant where the occurrence supposedly occurred while the others are his companions, as indicated by the police.