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Book culprits, hike ex-gratia to injured Dalits: Jagan Mohan Reddy
Condemning the attack on Dalits, YSR Congress President, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has demanded an ex-gratia of Rs 8.2 lakh, which is the upper limit to each of the victim and severe punishment to those responsible for the attack.
After consoling the Dalit victims, who were beaten up on charges of skinning a dead cow at Amalapuram government hospital, he deplored that had Chandrababu Naidu who had come up to Rajahmundry, visited the place of offence it would have been a morale booster to the affected Dalits.

Ironically, he said, this is the native place of State home minister. The Dalits told the Leader of Opposition that they were told by one Arvind Rao that his cow was dead and asked them to take away and bury it.

They took the dead cow to the burial ground and peeled its skin, which was their profession, and were about to bury when a group of people had come and dragged them to the main road.

They were tied to a tree and were severely beaten up with slippers and did not stop when the family members and police had come. Those who were beaten up include a teenager who had just passed 10th standard.

Jagan accused that it was a brutal act which a civil society cannot accept. The miscreants did not bother to enquire about the facts nor did they take the version of the Dalits but had indiscriminately beaten them up. Later they were taken to the police station and there too the Dalit version was not taken.

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