Police act swift in pregnant dalit woman assault case

PTI9_19_2016_000196B Dalit women protest in Ahmedabad against alleged increase in atrocities against them | PTI

Having received heavy flak from the civic society over Una flogging incident in July, the Gujarat police have now acted swiftly in the case of a pregnant dalit woman and her husband being beaten up for refusing to remove carcass of a cow, and come up with an Action Taken Report.

The incident had taken place at Mota Karja village in Amirgadh taluka of Banaskantha district late on Friday.

Sangeeta Ranawasia, 25, and her husband Nilesh, 27, were allegedly attacked by six persons of the dominant Darbar community. All six were arrested and booked under the Atrocity Act and various other sections.

Sangeeta, who was admitted to a hospital with minor injuries, has now been discharged and her condition is stable.

As per the ATR, the family will receive their due assistance under the Atrocity Act in the next working day itself. The ATR also says that the situation in the village is peaceful and under control.

The Una incident, in which dalit youths were publicly flogged while skinning a dead cow, had grabbed national headlines and leaders cutting across party lines visited Mota Samadiyala village where the incident occurred. The ensuing protests had resulted in a rejuvenated dalit movement in the state

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