Days after suicide attempt to protest Una flogging, Dalit youth dies
A Dalit youth, who had attempted to commit suicide by consuming acid to protest against beating of four youth from his community for skinning of carcasses by cow vigilantes, died in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Yogesh from Parbadi village of Rajkot in Saurashtra had consumed acid on July 21 in protest against 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. However, the doctors could not save Yogesh.
He was among the two dozen Dalit youth who had tried to commit suicide ever since the July 11 incident of attack on four tannery workers in Una.
Most of these youths were from Saurashtra region, where Mota Samadhiya village of Una taluk is located.