Clash erupts over land dispute, Dalit dies

Santram`s wife alleged her husband died after he was assaulted by his relatives and policemen.

Updated: Sep 17, 2011, 17:54 PM IST

Gonda: A Dalit was beaten to death allegedly by his relatives over some land dispute in Nawabganj area here, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

Santram, who received serious injuries when two groups of Dalits clashed on September 12, died yesterday, said SP J Ravinder Gaur.

Santram`s wife alleged he died after was assaulted by his relatives and policemen.

The SP said a case of culpable homicide had been registered against Santram`s relatives.

He said if involvement of any policeman was found during investigations, action would be taken against him.