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Mirchpur Dalits killing case: HC convicts 33, 12 gets life term

Venkatesh S Bijapur October 24, 2018

The Delhi high court on Friday sentenced to life imprisonment 12 members of dominant Jat community and 21 other convicts to varying jail terms in the 2010 Mirchpur Dalit killing case in which a 60-year-old man and his physically- challenged teenaged daughter were burnt alive.

The high court said there was a 'deliberate targeting' of the houses of Balmiki community members by the Jats and it was 'an instance of caste-based violence meant to teach the Balmikis a lesson for perceived insults'.

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