Una flogging: 'Gau rakshaks tried to project victim as Muslim'

Mon, 10 Jul 2017-10:51pm , PTI

An accused in the Una flogging case allegedly tried to project one of the seven Dalit victims as a Muslim who slaughtered the cow whose carcass was being skinned, according to the charge sheet by the CID.

According to the transcript of a video of the incident attached to the charge sheet, the said accused tried to egg others on by labelling the particular victim as a member of the minority community.

On July 11 last year, the seven Dalits from Mota Samadhiyala village of Gir Somnath district were flogged in public, allegedly for cow slaughter.

Videos of the thrashing had gone viral triggering widespread protests. Two persons, including a policeman and a civilian, died during the violent agitation in Gujarat.

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