Athani police on Wednesday arrested a man, Sadashiv Shingade, on the charge of assaulting a Dalit landless labour and his family members. Bhimrao Sale, a Dalit labour, has complained to the Athani police that he was assaulted by members of the Shingade family for objecting to their action of trying to build a road on his land. He had complained that the Shingades had tried to encroach upon his land and build an approach road. The old man was beaten up allegedly by the accused. The incident happened on October 23.