A Dalit in a Madhya Pradesh village only wanted payment of wages due to him -- but what he got was death. Mason Ramesh Jatav was allegedly killed after he demanded Rs 4, 000 for the work he had done for farmer Shriram Lodhi, police on Sunday said.
Thirty-eight-year-old Jatav was killed in Shivpuri district on Friday night when he had gone to Shriram's house with his wife to demand back-wages.
According to police, Shriram and his relative Gabdu Lodhi took the couple to a nearby field and killed Jatav, a resident of Sirsona village, about 350 km from Bhopal.
"The two smashed Jatav's head with a huge stone," a police officer said.
Jatav's wife fled from the spot and lodged a complaint with the Karera police station. By the time police reached the spot, Jatav had succumbed to his injuries.
The police officer said Shriram and Gabdu were absconding.