Ballia (UP): A Dalit youth was beaten to
death allegedly by some villagers after he attended a wedding
function, defying a diktat, police said here Sunday.
A group of villagers barged into the house of Dhirendra
Kumar at Panchhua village late last night and attacked him.
When he resisted, they beat him to death, Deputy
Superintendent of Police Deshraj Singh said.
He said Dhirendra`s family was "socially boycotted" by
the villagers some years back. However, when he went to attend
a marriage function last night, he was attacked in order to
teach a lesson.
Meanwhile, some persons have lodged a complaint alleging
that the attack was in retaliation to the rape of a
15-year-old girl by Dhirendra and his two associates.