Karnataka

Dalit man thrashed for not beating drum ‘loudly’

Hassan Rural Police Inspector Veerendra Prasad speaking to Kodugayya at the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital on Tuesday.

Hassan Rural Police Inspector Veerendra Prasad speaking to Kodugayya at the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital on Tuesday.  

Kodugayya (52) of Kuduragundi has been admitted to the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital.

A Dalit man was beaten up allegedly by some persons belonging to an ‘upper caste’ at Kuduragundi village in Hassan taluk for not beating the drum ‘loudly’ during festivities on Monday.

Many injuries

Kodugayya (52) of Kuduragundi has been admitted to the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital.

He suffered injuries to his abdomen and limbs, in addition to losing four teeth.

Kodugayya’s family beat drums during the Ranganathaswamy jatra held to mark Vijayadashami. Kodugayya told the police that some persons belonging to an ‘upper caste’ told him to beat the drum loudly.

He said that a few minutes later they thrashed him and kicked him, claiming that he did not follow their instruction.

The Dudda police have registered a case. Hassan Rural Police Inspector Veerendra Prasad visited the hospital and spoke to Kodugayya.

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