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Dalit youth, who attempted suicide to protest Una incident, dies

Days after attempting to commit suicide to protest against beating of four from the community for skinning of carcasses by cow vigilantes, a Dalit youth died today, officials said. Belonging to Parbadi village of Rajkot

India TV News Desk, Ahmedabad [ Published on: July 31, 2016 21:20 IST ]
Una Incident Victim
Una Incident Victim

Days after attempting to commit suicide to protest against beating of four from the community for skinning of carcasses by cow vigilantes, a Dalit youth died today, officials said.

Belonging to Parbadi village of Rajkot in Saurashtra, Yogesh consumed acid on July 21 over the Una incident.

At first, he was rushed to Rajkot and then Junagadh government hospitals, but as his health continued to deteriorate, he was brought to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital

Hospital officials however said the doctors could not save Yogesh.

He was among two dozen Dalit youth who had tried to commit suicide ever since the July 11 incident of attack on the four tannery workers in Una.

The maximum persons to take the extreme step were from the Saurashtra region, where the Mota Samadhiya village of Una taluka is located.

 

(With IANS inputs)

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