13 July 2016

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Video Cow Protection 4 Dalit men stripped beaten with rods in Gujarat

Video Cow Protection 4 Dalit men stripped beaten with rods in Gujarat

Four Dalit men were chained to a car, stripped and beaten up by cow protection vigilantes in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district

The attack took place on Monday. A video purportedly recorded by the attackers and shared online shows the four men chained to a car and being beaten with iron rods.

The victims, belonging to a Dalit community at Mota Samadiyara village of Una taluka, claimed that they were skinning an already dead cow

Gir Somnath district’s deputy superintendent of police KM Joshi told to media We have arrested three persons in this connection while three others are absconding. We have also called a team of forensic science laboratory experts and veterinary doctors to ascertain if the cow was already dead before being skinned or was killed for skin,”

According to the FIR, the six accused — identified as Ramesh Giri, Balwant Simer, Ramesh Bhagwan, Rakesh Joshi, Rasikbhai and Nagjibhai Vaniya — came in a car and began abusing the villagers on finding that they were skinning a cow.

They then allegedly took out iron rods from their car and started beating them up. Two people sustained severe head injuries and were referred to Junagadh civil hospital for treatment, Joshi said.

According to the complainant, Vasrambhai Sarvaiya, the accused also took away their mobile phones.

The victims claimed that they were skinning an already dead cow. The accused claimed that the animal was killed before being skinned.

Firstpost reported that After members of the Dalit community rallied at the police station, an FIR was registered against five men, including Pramodgiri Goswami, who claimed to be district president of Shiv Sena and an organisation working for cow protection.

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