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Dalit hacked to death by ‘upper caste in-laws’ in Gujarat


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The killing happened outside his wife Urmila Zala’s house in the presence of a women’s helpline team that was attempting to negotiate with her.

In yet another case of killing of Dalits by upper caste people in Gujarat, a 25-year-old Dalit was killed, allegedly by his upper caste in-laws in Varmor village of Ahmedabad district on Monday last.

According to the Ahmedabad district police, Haresh Kumar Solanki was hacked to death by eight men outside his wife Urmila Zala’s house in the presence of a women’s helpline team that was attempting to negotiate with her.

So far, none of the eight accused who have been named in the FIR have been arrested and Urmila’s father, Dashrathsinh Zala, has been named the prime accused.

Solanki, from Gandhidham in Kutch, married Urmila, belonging to the Rajput community, almost six months ago but her parents had brought her back to their village near Ahmedabad in May.

Urmila, who is two months pregnant, was

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