Gujarat Dalit flogging incident: Four police officials suspended, says Rajnath Singh

Gujarat continued to simmer for a third consecutive day today as protests against brutal thrashing of Dalit youths, allegedly by some self-styled cow vigilantes, flared up.

Updated: Jul 21, 2016, 20:42 PM IST
Gujarat Dalit flogging incident: Four police officials suspended, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Amid huge protests over the thrashing of Dalit youths in Una for skinning a dead cow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that four police officials have been suspended in connection with the case.

Earlier in the day, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited the home of a Dalit man in Una whose four sons were brutally flogged on July 11 and announced assistance of Rs 5 lakh for the family.

Meanwhile, Gujarat continued to simmer for a third consecutive day today as protests against brutal thrashing of Dalit youths, allegedly by some self-styled cow vigilantes, flared up with incidents of vandalism and arson being reported from several parts of the state.

 

In Mehsana district's Kadi town, protesters torched three state transport buses, while a mob held up Ahmedabad-bound Navjivan Express in tracks for several minutes in Surat.

 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to visit Una in Gujarat's Gir-Somnath district tomorrow.