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Gandhidham – Muslim radicals lynch Dalit for wearing ‘Pathani suit’

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Two Muslims were booked for attacking a Dalit man for wearing a ‘pathani’ suit in Gandhidham town of Kutch district on Tuesday.

The incident came to light after Times of India published a report on Wednesday. Police have reportedly booked Amjad Pathan and Azgar Pathan for beating up Jayanti Bhati (27), a truck driver, on the afternoon of November 26 near Green Palace hotel in Gandhidham.

According to a report published in the Times of India, when Jayanti Bhati was having tea near the hotel, the accused came on a motorbike and started abusing the victim. They asked Bhati as to why was he wearing a ‘pathani’ suit.

One of the accused removed the ‘pathani’ suit from behind and covered Bhati’s face and both of them brutally beat him.

The accused also threatened him saying – “You belong to lower caste and should not wear a pathani.” According to the report, the Muslim youth further threatened to kill Bhati if he dared to wear a ‘pathani’ again.

After this incident, Bhati filed a complaint with police of Gandhidham. An FIR was lodged against the accused under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocity) Act, assault and criminal intimidation. Both the accused are yet to be arrested.

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