Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Caste India

Gujarat: Dalit lawyer dies after being assaulted in a casteist attack

Local residents allegedly harassed and verbally abused the 65-year-old lawyer before calling more people to attack him

Sabrangindia 28 Dec 2020

A 65-year-old Dalit lawyer succumbed to injuries on December 27, 2020, mere 10 days after suffering an alleged assault outside a grocery shop in Bharuch city in Gujarat, reported the Indian Express.

According to police, district court lawyer Jashubhai Jadhav was assaulted by four persons outside Kutch Super Store on December 17. Assistant Superintendent of Police Vikas Sodha told the news agency that a case of murder was lodged against the accused following Jadhav’s demise. Although he absconded following the incident, police said they arrested accused Dinubha Rana from Bharuch on Sunday. However, it is also alleged that there was a deliberate delay in filing the FIR.

According to Jadhav’s statement, Rana, the main accused, picked a fight with him in the shop by preventing Jadhav from buying household goods. When Jadhav confronted him, Rana verbally abused the lawyer and two other women who had walked up in the aged man’s defence.

Rana then brought three other men who kicked, punched and hurled casteist slurs at Jadhav outside the shop. Bystanders called the police control room and took the victim to Dr Abhishek Orthopedic Surgeon Hospital in their four-wheeler. An X-ray showed that Jadhav suffered multiple fractures in his legs and broke his right knee. He was shifted to Zadeshwar Global Hospital where he died Sunday morning. His son Ketan was later notified about Rana and his relative Pravin and the other two persons by police.

Other than murder, the four people have also been charged for assault, causing grievous hurt, intentional insult, criminal intimidation and offence committed when abettor present, and other sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Related:

A 2020 Report of 10 Worst Victims of apathy: Dalits, Adivasis
Father Stan Swamy moves NIA court for bail
Dalit youth thrashed in UP village, NHRC transfers CJP complaint to UPHRC
Minority Lives Matter

Gujarat: Dalit lawyer dies after being assaulted in a casteist attack

Local residents allegedly harassed and verbally abused the 65-year-old lawyer before calling more people to attack him

A 65-year-old Dalit lawyer succumbed to injuries on December 27, 2020, mere 10 days after suffering an alleged assault outside a grocery shop in Bharuch city in Gujarat, reported the Indian Express.

According to police, district court lawyer Jashubhai Jadhav was assaulted by four persons outside Kutch Super Store on December 17. Assistant Superintendent of Police Vikas Sodha told the news agency that a case of murder was lodged against the accused following Jadhav’s demise. Although he absconded following the incident, police said they arrested accused Dinubha Rana from Bharuch on Sunday. However, it is also alleged that there was a deliberate delay in filing the FIR.

According to Jadhav’s statement, Rana, the main accused, picked a fight with him in the shop by preventing Jadhav from buying household goods. When Jadhav confronted him, Rana verbally abused the lawyer and two other women who had walked up in the aged man’s defence.

Rana then brought three other men who kicked, punched and hurled casteist slurs at Jadhav outside the shop. Bystanders called the police control room and took the victim to Dr Abhishek Orthopedic Surgeon Hospital in their four-wheeler. An X-ray showed that Jadhav suffered multiple fractures in his legs and broke his right knee. He was shifted to Zadeshwar Global Hospital where he died Sunday morning. His son Ketan was later notified about Rana and his relative Pravin and the other two persons by police.

Other than murder, the four people have also been charged for assault, causing grievous hurt, intentional insult, criminal intimidation and offence committed when abettor present, and other sections of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Related:

A 2020 Report of 10 Worst Victims of apathy: Dalits, Adivasis
Father Stan Swamy moves NIA court for bail
Dalit youth thrashed in UP village, NHRC transfers CJP complaint to UPHRC
Minority Lives Matter

Related Articles

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

Theme

Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.
Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020

Campaigns

Sunday

03

Jan

Pan-India

Saturday

05

Dec

05 pm onwards

Rise in Rage!

North Gate, JNU campus

Thursday

26

Nov

10 am onwards

Delhi Chalo

Pan India

IN FACT

Analysis

Taliban 2021

Taliban in Afghanistan: A look back

Communalism Combat had taken a deep dive into the lives of people of Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Here we reproduce some of our archives documenting the plight of hapless Afghanis, especially women, who suffered the most under the hardline regime.
2020

Milestones 2020

In the year devastated by the Covid 19 Pandemic, India witnessed apathy against some of its most marginalised people and vilification of dissenters by powerful state and non state actors. As 2020 draws to a close, and hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers continue their protest in the bitter North Indian cold. Read how Indians resisted all attempts to snatch away fundamental and constitutional freedoms.
Migrant Diaries

Migrant Diaries

The 2020 COVID pandemic brought to fore the dismal lives that our migrant workers lead. Read these heartbreaking stories of how they lived before the pandemic, how the lockdown changed their lives and what they’re doing now.
Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020

Archives