After Gujarat, Dalits attacked in Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru for storing beef; seven Bajrang Dal activists booked
At least four members of a Dalit family were recently attacked allegedly over beef issue in Karnataka, a News18 report said on Saturday.
Bengaluru: At least four members of a Dalit family were recently attacked allegedly over beef issue in Karnataka, a News18 report said on Saturday.
The attack has come to light even as Gujarat is burning over a similar atrocity on Dalits in Una.
As per the report, the incident took place on last Sunday in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka.
Karnataka Communal Harmony Forum general secretary AK Ashok told media, "Four Dalit youths were attacked last Sunday by Bajrang Dal members who alleged that they were storing and eating beef at home."
As per the report one of the family members, who were thrashed by the group, is a physically-challenged person.
Local police filed a case against three members of a Dalit family in on suspicion of cattle theft and cow slaughter besides booking seven members of Bajrang Dal’s local unit on charges of raiding their home and attacking the Dalit family members.
The Bajrang Dal activists were booked under Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015, after Dalit rights groups insisted that action must be taken against them.
Meanwhile, Dalit groups are planning to launch a protest in Bengaluru over the beef assault.