Ahmedabad: Dalit youth hacked to death in front of police team
A Dalit youth was hacked to death on Monday by his in-laws in Ahmedabad’s Varmor village even when he was escorted by a police team for negotiations with his pregnant wife’s parents, who belonged to an upper caste.
The deceased, identified as Haresh Kumar Solanki, a native of Kutch, had sought help from a Women’s helpline called Abhayam in order to convince his father-in-law to let his two months pregnant wife Urmila sinh to return with him to Kutch.
According to Bhavika, a woman counselor with 181 Abhayam helpline, who was in Varmor with the deceased youth on Monday evening, as many as eight persons attacked Haresh with swords, sticks, knives, and rods while he was sitting in the government vehicle outside the house of his in-laws.…
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