Dalit beaten to death in Jehanabad, one injured

Published on Nov 23, 2006 09:14 PM IST

A man was killed and another seriously injured by upper caste land owners when the dalits refused to work on their fields.

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A dalit was beaten to death and another seriously injured by upper caste land owners in a village in Jehanabad district on Thursday, police said.

Ramlakhan Manjhi was beaten to death while Dularchand Manjhi was grievously injured during the incident, they said.

We were beaten up by some upper caste land owners for refusing to work on their fields, Dularchand told reporters at a hospital.

He alleged that they were tied with ropes and later assaulted.

An FIR has been registered in this connection, police said.

About two months ago, four members of a Dalit family were brutally killed in Khairlanji district in Mahrashtra.

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