Drum beating is his profession, religion tells


Some upper caste people were allegedly beaten Dalit man during Ranganathaswamy festival Monday in Kuduragundi village for not beating the drum loudly.

52-year-old Kodugayya from Kuduragundi in Hassan taluka has suffered injuries to his abdomen and limbs. He lost his four teeth with injury in mouth. He has being treated in the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences hospital.

His family beat drum during Ranganathaswamy jatra to celebrate Vijayadashmi festival. During beating the drum some persons belonging to higher caste asked him to beat the drum loudly. In his statement to the police Kodugayya said, minutes later some people came to him hold him, kicked and thrashed him, arguing that he did not obey, not follow the instruction by them.

The case has been registered by Dudda police station. Yet to arrest any accused.


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