Three held for killing Dalit for attending marriage function
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Last Updated: Monday, June 07, 2010, 21:33
Ballia (UP): Three persons, including the relatives of a BSP MLA, were Monday arrested here for allegedly beating a Dalit youth to death after he attended a wedding function, defying a diktat, police said.

Tribhuvan and Laxman, cousin brothers of BSP MLA and former minister Ghuraram, and Shobha Devi were held on the charges of killing Direndra Kumar on Saturday night, Deputy Superintendent of Police B N Tiwari said.

Dhirendra's family, which had been "socially boycotted" some years ago, had earlier lodged a complaint accusing the BSP MLA of conspiring in the murder, he said.

Earlier, police said the victim went to attend a marriage function Saturday night and some villagers attacked him in order to teach a lesson.

However, some persons had lodged a complaint alleging that the attack was in retaliation to rape of a 15-year-old girl allegedly by Dhirendra and his two associates.


First Published: Monday, June 07, 2010, 21:33

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