Ahmedabad, Gujarat: The In-laws of a Dalit Man allegedly killed him after he married their “relative” who belonged to an upper caste.
The police said that the incident happened when Haresh Solanki, the 25-year-old Dalit Man, went to Varmor Village in Mandal Taluka, with the hopes of persuading his in-laws in sending back his wife with him.
Urmilaben, the wife of Solanki, is currently 2 months into pregnancy.
Officials said that Urmilaben was a member of the Darbar Community, an upper-caste.
Haresh and Urmilaben married each-other a couple of months ago.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Urmilaben married Solanki against the wishes of her parents and was brought by Haresh to Gandhidham, Kutch, to the parent’s house of Solanki.
The family members of Urmilaben brought her back to their village on the pretext of sending her back in a couple of weeks.
According to DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) SC/ST Cell P D Manvar “The relatives of Urmilaben brought her back, saying she will be sent back to Solanki after a few weeks. But when they refused to send her back for around two months, Solanki decided to visit her parents and convince them to send her back to him.”
The police have registered an FIR against the family members of Urmilaben under the Indian penal Code 302, 341, 353, 147, and relevant sections of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Earlier this week, Haresh called the “Abhayam 181”, which is a dedicated women helpline service hotline number, and asked their help.
DSP Manvar added, “While Solanki remained inside the vehicle, officials of the helpline service went to the house of his in-laws and tried to persuade them to send back Urmilaben.”
When the relatives of Urmilaben got to know that Haresh was with the officials, they attacked him with sharp and deadly weapons.
DSP Manvar said that Haresh sustained injuries in his head and body.
DSP Manvar added that the vehicle of the “Abhayam” was also attacked by the relatives.
The police are currently trying to arrest 8 relatives of Urmilaben who are currently on the run.