Gurugram Man Dies After Being Thrashed for Marrying Dalit Woman
A 28-year-old died in Gurugram after he was assaulted by few Dalit men for marrying a woman from their community.
A 28-year-old man died on Wednesday, 12 November, in Gurugram after he was assaulted by a group of Dalit men for marrying a woman from their community.
The assault took place on Sunday when the couple had gone to meet the woman's parents in Badshahpur village. Five suspects, who are relatives of the woman, were arrested and charges of murder have been filed against them.
The man had been receiving threats since he married the Dalit woman five months ago, media reports stated.
Aakash’s older brother, Rahul Singh who lived with the couple and had accompanied them to the village said that they were invited for dinner by her relatives.
“His brothers-in-law and his friends had already kept iron rods, wooden sticks and plastic pipes in their car with the intention to assault my brother. After a couple of drinks, they started abusing us, to which my brother intervened and asked them to behave. Two of them went out and returned with sticks and rods and attacked us,” he said, reported Hindustan Times.
Rahul had reportedly escaped, but Aakash was found lying unconscious and wounded.
He was then rushed to Civil Hospital in Sector 10 and then referred to Safdarjung Hospital, where he died on Wednesday.
The accused were booked under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (assault) of the IPC on Monday and added Section 302 (murder) at Badhshahpur police station, stated media reports.
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