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Una redux: 3 Dalits thrashed for objecting to casteist slur

http://news.rediff.com November 11, 2018

Three Dalits were allegedly thrashed by four men for objecting to their casteist slur in a village near Una town in Gujarat's Gir Somnath district, police said on Friday.

It comes over two years after the flogging of four Dalit youths by cow vigilantes in the same district triggered a national outcry.

The latest incident took place at Nandrakh village, about 400km from Ahmedabad, on Thursday. No arrests have been made yet, the police said.

The complaint was filed by one of the victims, Manu Solanki, 27, who has claimed that one of the accused, Ajit Gohil, was arrested for his involvement in the 2016 Una flogging case and is currently out on bail.

The three other accused are Mahendra Gohil, Kishor Gohil and Aniruddh Gohil, all belonging to an Other Backward Class (OBC) community, the police said.

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