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Alabama attack: India sees red

Reacting strongly to reports of excessive force used by police in the US state of Alabama against an Indian that left him partially paralysed, the external affairs ministry on Thursday said it was providing all consular assistance to the victim. “The consulate general in Atlanta (is) in touch with the Madison police chief and providing all necessary consular assistance,” ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said. The Madison police chief has ordered an inquiry and the ministry will share the outcome in a transparent manner, he said. Sureshbhai Patel, 57, was partially paralysed and hospitalised with fused vertebrae after police in Alabama roughed him up last week when he was walking on the sidewalk outside his son’s home.
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