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Rajasthan: Dalit man beaten up for drinking water from pot for upper castes

On Thursday, a Dalit man was allegedly beaten up with iron rods and sticks by a group of men for drinking water from a pot that is meant for people from upper castes in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer district.

The police has booked four people under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in connection with the incident that took place in Digga village.

On Tuesday evening, the victim, identified as Chatura Ram, was going to Digga with his wife when they stopped near a grocery store and he drank water from a pot kept outside the shop.

The police revealed that four to five men abused him and thrashed him with iron rods and sticks for drinking water from the pot which they claimed was for people from upper castes.

The victim sustained injuries behind one of his ears and on other body parts. He was taken to a hospital and his statement was recorded, they said.

A case was registered in the matter on the basis of the victim’s complaint, they added.

Ram alleged that the accused also fired bullets but police said the claim is yet to be verified.

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