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Dalit youth strangulated to death in Muzaffarnagar

A 17-year-old Dalit boy was strangulated to death allegedly by the owner of a farm from where he was trying to steal a melon, police said on Friday.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Muzaffarnagar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2009 03:19 PM IST

A 17-year-old Dalit boy was strangulated to death allegedly by the owner of a farm from where he was trying to steal a melon, police said on Friday.

Sonu was found dead on Thursday at the farm in Nasirpur village in the district.

A case has been registered against the owner of the melon field, including Shiv Kumar, who was absconding after the incident, police said.

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