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Assistance provided to Indian man roughed up in US

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, February 12: Reacting strongly to reports of excessive force used by police in the US state of Alabama against an Indian that left him partially paralysed, the exterl affairs ministry on Thursday said it was providing all consular assistance to the victim. “The consulate general in Atlanta (is) in touch with the Madison police chief and providing all necessary consular assistance,” ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. The Madison police chief has ordered an inquiry and the ministry will share the outcome in a transparent manner, he said. Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was partially paralysed and hospitalised with fused vertebrae after police in Alabama roughed him up last week when he was walking on the sidewalk outside his son’s home. “He was just walking on the sidewalk as he does all the time,” the victim’s son Chirag Patel said on Tuesday. (ians)

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