Kakinada (AP), Aug 11: One more person has been arrested by the police in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh today in connection with the case of assault on two Dalits at Sudhapalem. With this, a total of nine persons have been arrested in the case.
District Superintendent of Police M Ravi Prakash said Vaka Gopi (26), native of Kamanagaruvu village in Amalapuram Mandal, was arrested today under the SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and a local court sent him in judicial remand.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa visited victims of the attack at a hospital in Amalapuram and enquired about their health. Allavaram police had yesterday arrested eight persons for allegedly beating up two Dalits who tried to skin a dead cow. Police, however, had clarified that the incident, which happened late on Monday night, had nothing to do with "cow vigilantism" as suspected.