Two Booked in Gujarat For Thrashing Dalit Man Over ‘Pathani Suit’

Both the accused, Amjad and Azgar Pathan, are yet to be arrested.

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Amjad Pathan and Azgar Pathan, two people from Kutch district in Gujarat, have been booked by the police for attacking Jayanti Bhati, a Dalit man allegedly for wearing a pathani suit on 3 December.

According to the case details, the incident occurred on 26 November near Green Palace Hotel in Gandhidham, a town in Kutch district.

Bhati was taking tea near the hotel when both the accused came on a motorbike and started arguing with him on why he was wearing a pathani suit, reported The Times of India.

“You belong to lower caste and should not wear a pathani.”
Accused as quoted by The Times of India

Following a heated argument, the two men beat him up and threatened to kill him if he wore the clothing garment again.

Bhati lodged a complaint with the A Division police station of Gandhidham and an FIR was filed against the accused under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocity) Act, assault and criminal intimidation. Both Amjad and Azgar Pathan are yet to be arrested.

(With Inputs from The Times of India)

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