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23 convicted in Bihar carnage case

Fourteen years after 21 Dalits were killed, a local court has convicted 23 people for the carnage in Bathani Tola in Bihar`s Bhojpur district.



Ara: Fourteen years after 21 Dalits were killed, a local court has convicted 23 people for
the carnage in Bathani Tola in Bihar`s Bhojpur district.

The court aquitted 30 others named in the case for want of evidence.

Additional District and Sessions Judge A K Srivastava found 23 people guilty yesterday of killing the Dalits in Sahar block on July 11, 1996 by suspected activists of Ranvir
Sena, a private militia of upper caste land owners.

The court fixed May 12 for pronouncing the quantum of
punishment.

Around 70 Sena men had raided the village and
slaughtered 21 Dalits, mostly women and children.

PTI

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