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23 get jail for dalit massacre

A court on Wednesday convicted 23 persons and acquitted 30 others accused of killing 21 Dalits in Bhojpur in 1996.First Additional District and Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Srivastava will pronounce the jail terms on May 12.
None | By Prashant, Ara
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2010 12:38 AM IST

A court on Wednesday convicted 23 persons and acquitted 30 others accused of killing 21 Dalits in Bhojpur in 1996.
First Additional District and Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Srivastava will pronounce the jail terms on May 12.

On July 11, 1996, suspected activists of Ranveer Sena, a private army of landlords, massacred 21 Dalits at Bathani Tola, Sahar block, Bhojpur district, adjacent to Patna. About 70 supporters of the Sena had attacked Bathani Tola and killed 21 people, police records say.

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