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Dalits Assaulted For Cow Skinning In Andhra; 2 Arrested, 5 Absconding


In yet another attack on Dalits involved in cow skinning business, three men were beaten up by alleged vigilantes in Andhra Pradesh's Amalapuram. Acting swiftly the police has arrested 2 accused involved in attack while 5 other are said to be absconding. The East Godavari SP M. Ravi Prakash told India Today that two Dalits and one auto driver were assaulted by 7 men when they were skinning a dead cow at a deserted place.

Key developments:-

1. According to the police, 57 year old Mokati Yelisha and his brother Rajam, who are a resident of Janki Peta area of Amalapuram town, were called to dispose of a dead cow by a farmer on Monday evening, at around 7.30pm.

2. They took the dead cow in an auto rickshaw to a open area nearby the village and started skinning.

3. In between few men found them suspicious and attacked them.

4. Speaking to India Today SP Ravi Prakash said "7 people attacked them thinking that they have killed the cow. Soon after receiving the information the local police intervened and admitted the two injured in Amalapuram hospital for treatment"

5. Police booked the 7 accused under SC/ST atrocities act and under section of 341 and 324 of the IPC.

6. The police has arrested two men and are searching for the other 5 other accused.

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