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Two more arrested in U case, 24 now in custody

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Ahmedabad, July 29: The Gujarat Police on Friday arrested two more persons for flogging four Dalit youngsters in U on July 11, taking the total number of arrests to 24. Chief Minister Andiben Patel had entrusted the CID Crime Branch to take up the case 10 days ago. It immediately picked up eight persons. Earlier, the local police in U had bbed 16 persons, who were accused of lynching the Dalit youth in full public view. The incident was captured in a video which went viral on social media, triggering outrage. On Friday, two more accused, Kishoresinh Rathod from Kak Barad village and Shivbhai Sankhat from Umej village were arrested. Four others were arrested on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the four victims who were shifted to the Government Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad from Rajkot on Wednesday after one of whom vomited blood were also being given psychiatric treatment as they had undergone severe trauma because of the incident. (IANS)

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