Days after suicide attempt to protest Una case, Dalit youth dies

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Ahmedabad, July 31 (IANS) A Dalit youth, who had attempted to commit suicide to protest against beating of four from the community for skinning of carcasses by cow vigilantes, died here on Sunday, officials said.

Yogesh, from Parbadi village of Rajkot in Saurashtra, had consumed acid on July 21 over the incident. He was first taken to Rajkot and then Junagadh government hospitals, but when his health deteriorated, he was brought to the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital.

Hospital officials however said the doctors could not save Yogesh.

He was among two dozen Dalit youth who had tried to commit suicide ever since the July 11 incident of attack on the four tannery workers in Una.

The maximum persons to take the extreme step were from the Saurashtra region, where the Mota Samadhiya village of Una taluka is located.

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