Itika Srivastava
Itika Srivastava
Tuesday 10 Oct 17 05:15:39 PM
When castism erupts
When castism erupts

Surendranagar: A 32-year-old man from the rabari community had a providential escape after four persons fired at him in Sadla village of Surendranagar's Muli taluka on Monday afternoon.

The four came in the car and intercepted Vasu Khambhla, who was going on his bike to the farm. They fired three rounds at him, but Khambhal escaped unhurt and reached Muli police station.

The firing is the fall-out of a year-old animosity between the rabari and Kathi darbar communities, who had clashed on January 30 this year after an altercation over blasting being carried out for wind farm project. 

One person identified as Jodha Rabari (45) had died in the firing then. His son Kana (22), Hira Rabari and Vajsur Shambhala were injured in the clashes. It is suspected that one of them who fired at Shambhala had recently got parole in the January 30 case.

The blasting work was being carried out to dig the rocky terrain for installing a wind turbine. However, the farmers, mostly rabaris, objected on the ground that it would adversely affect their borewells and groundwater.

Inputs are taken from Times of India