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Una Dalit thrashing: Muslim boy among two more arrested by police

Video of the incident, where four members of a family being thrashed publicly with sticks and pipes by alleged gaurakshak had gone viral.

Rajkot | Updated: July 20, 2016 7:07 pm
rajkot, dalit family, dalit family lynched, gau rakshak, cow skinning, dead cow skinning, dalits beaten up, india news A video grab of the incident in Gujarat.

As Dalits protested in other parts of Saurashtra, Gir Somnath police on Monday arrested two more people in the alleged thrashing by gaurakshak in Una taluka. One of those arrested is a Muslim teenager boy. With this, the number of arrests in the case of alleged thrashing of a Dalit family has gone up to nine.

Based on their investigation, Gir Somnath police arrested a 17-year-old Muslim boy from Una and one Bharat Jalamsinh Gohil (27) on Monday. Jalamsinh is a resident of Kansari village inUna taluka.

“The Muslim boy has been arrested on the basis of videos of the incident. In the video clips, he is seen beating the four Dalits in Una town. He had even gone to other places where the victims were flogged publicly though he had not take part in the lynching there. Jalamsinh had also took a turn to beat up the four victims,” said a police officer associated with the probe.

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The police had arrested Ramesh Jadav, Rakesh Joshi, Nagji Ahir, Balvant Goswami and Pramodgiri Goswami on July 12. Two more accused, identified as Nilesh Gohil and Satish Parmar were nabbed by the police on Saturday. All of the seven are presently in judicial custody.

According to the police, Pramodgiri and three others assaulted Bablu Sarvaiya and his family members while they were skinning a dead cow in Mota Samadhiyala village on July 11. Identifying themselves as gaurakshaks and accusing the Dalits of cow slaughter, the accused took Balu’s sons Ramesh, Vashram and two others to Una town, some 20 km away from Mota Samathiyala in their car. There, they tied the four Dalits to their car with a rope and beat them up with sticks and iron pipes publicly before ditching the victims in front of Una police station.

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Six of the victims had to be hospitalised after they were brutally beaten up by the gauraskshaks. Video of the incident had gone viral on social media and news portals the following day. Gir Somnath superintendent of police have suspended Una police inspector and three others for negligence in duty.

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  1. Syed Raza
    Jul 22, 2016 at 11:09 am
    Although the beating of the Dalit people by Cow Protection Goons is very bad and need to be condemned. Its very disheartening and sad that one of the Indian Muslim who follows Islam is involved in the beating of innocent Dalits. It should be condemned and the said person should be prosecuted if found with efficient evidences. The Shariat does not discriminate the person based on his caste, creed, religion and region.
    1. A
      Jul 19, 2016 at 2:52 am
      Well atrocities with Dalit is happening everywhere in India but very few reaches the media . The police arrested the accused but I don't think any strict action will be done . It was happening in past and will be continue .there is lack of unity among Dalits .
      1. K
        Aug 31, 2016 at 3:42 pm
        LOL...dian Muslim who follow Islam....!!!! ISLAM which is responsible for slaughter for millions of people over centuries does not per flogging but permit slaughter, per, .....?
        1. K
          k kumar
          Jul 21, 2016 at 11:45 am
          Actually, the war is between an honest politician and the ruthless, unscrupulous corrupt politicians. How many new conspiracies are hatching daily to malign and topple the honest man, we pity about the political awareness and conditions of general public. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Terrorism and fundamentalism invents new strategies to divide the nation in caste-lines. Dalit- section of the Hindu society is the nightmare of Muslim-rioters. They proved it by retaliating on occasions of Jaipur - Riots and Gujrat riots. The new strategy is to convert the Dalits or divide it from the main-stream Hindu society. Hawala money is flowing-in like anything to bribe the journalists, politicians and power brokers. The BJP should have to find a concrete solution to fight the biggest threat the Nation ever facing. Congress, Communists and allied parties are conspiring along with this anti-National forces only with an aim of topple Narendra Modi.....Use intelligence service effectively to tackle these anti-national activities......
          1. H
            Jul 24, 2016 at 6:44 am
            Correct, The incidents throughout the world proves that Taqiyya ?
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