DALIT FAMILY BEATEN FOR SKINNING DEAD COWS
On 11 July, 2016, seven members of a Dalit family in Gujarat were beaten by cow protection activists for skinning a dead cow. The victims were attacked with iron rods and sticks and knives by the perpetrators. The incident occurred around 10 am on Monday in Mota Samadhiyala village, Una taluka, when 46-year-old Balu Sarvaiya and other members of his family were skinning a cow carcass which they bought from Bediya village. The perpetrators abused and attacked them and put four of them in car and drove them to Una town where they were again beaten, stripped and paraded in public.