Gujarat: ‘Dalit teen killed for trying to get bail of his father’s killer cancelled’

CID-Crime sources said Rajesh was not ready to compromise

Rajesh Sondarva — the teenage son of Dalit RTI activist, murdered a year ago — was clubbed to death allegedly by a group of upper-caste Kshatriya men in Rajkot district on May 22 as he had been trying to get the bail of one of those, accused of murdering his father, cancelled and was not ready for a compromise in old cases, CID-Crime has revealed. Meanwhile, a local court in Gondal town sent four of the eight accused in Rajesh’s murder case to judicial custody Monday.

“Rajesh noticed that one of those accused of murdering his father was roaming freely in his village, despite having secured bail on the condition that he would not enter the district. He moved the court and this apparently incensed the accused, leading to Rajesh’s murder,” an officer, who is privy to the investigation, said on the condition of anonymity.

The 19-year-old Dalit was allegedly intercepted by the group of men while he, along with a friend, Milan Parmar, was returning home in Manekvada village in Kotda Sangani taluka from Rajkot city and clubbed to death in the wee hours of May 22.

Source: The Indian Express