Gujarat rape: 342 held for violence on non-Gujaratis security beefed up

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GUJARAT: Gujarat Police Sunday arrested over 300 people in connection for allegedly attacking non-Gujaratis, especially those hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar,from six districts.

Gujarat Police chief Shivanand Jha told that as many as 342 people were arrested from six districts in as many as 42 cases of attacks on  non-Gujaratis. Non-Gujaratis were targeted following the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district.

17 companies of State Reserve Police (SRP) have been deployed in the affected areas said the top cop. Security of areas inhabited by non-Gujaratis and the factories where they work has been increased. Police have also increased patrolling in these areas,” he added.

The child whose alleged rape by a man from Bihar on September 28 in Sabarkantha district triggered the violence against Hindi-speaking migrants, was discharged from hospital in Ahmedabad on Saturday. Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor announced that he will go on a ‘sadbhavna’ (goodwill) fast from October 11 if the government does not withdraw “false cases” registered against his supporters in the wake of the attacks.

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