Dalit man battered to death in UP’s Aligarh district for stealing guava

Uttar PradeshDalit man battered to death in UP’s Aligarh district for stealing guava

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Aligarh (UP): Incidents of attack on women and Dalits continue in Uttar Pradesh. In one such case, a Dalit man, who was suspected to have stolen a guava, was battered to death at Manena village in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh, the police said on Sunday.

The police registered a murder case against the orchard owner under various sections of the SC/ST Act. The police caught both the accused, said deputy superintendent of police Abhay Pandey.

The man who was beaten to death was identified as Satya Prakash. His brother, Om Prakash, said that Satya Prakash had gone to relieve himself in a nearby forest. When he was returning home and picked up a guava that was lying on the ground, a few local people including the orchard owners Bhimsen and Banwari, caught hold of Satyaprakash and battered him with sticks so much that he lost his consciousness.

Satyaprakash was rushed to a hospital where he died. The body was sent for post-mortem and an inquiry into the case is going on, the police further said. The incident has sparked resentment among Dalits in the area. They said that if the administration does not take stern action against the guilty, they will launch an agitation.

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