1 killed in caste clash in UP

DH News Service, Lucknow, Jul 16 2017, 1:58 IST

A 42-year-old Dalit man was killed and three injured in a caste clash in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur district, about 125 kilometres from here.

According to police sources here on Saturday, the incident occurred at Ramnathpur village in the district on Friday.

Sources said that around half a dozen people belonging to the Brahmin community assaulted Ramjit and his family, including two women, at the village. The Dalits were beaten with rods and sticks, they said, adding that the attackers escaped after perpetrating the crime, leaving the victims in a pool of blood.

Some neighbours rushed the victims to the local community health centre, but Ramjit succumbed on the way to hospital. The other injured were referred to the district hospital, where their condition is critical, sources said.

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