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U'khand Dalit man dies after upper caste men beat him for eating in front of them

PTI
Published : May 6, 2019, 11:38 am IST
Updated : May 6, 2019, 11:38 am IST

Jeetendra, a Dalit, was thrashed by upper caste men who lost their temper as they found him eating 'despite being from a lower caste'.

The incident took place on April 26 at a wedding reception in Shrikot village of the district, he said.  (Representational Image)
 The incident took place on April 26 at a wedding reception in Shrikot village of the district, he said. (Representational Image)

New Tehri: A 23-year-old Dalit man succumbed to injuries Sunday, days after he was allegedly beaten up by some upper caste people for eating in front of them at a wedding reception in Uttarakhand's Tehri district, police said.

Jeetendra, a Dalit, was thrashed by the upper caste men who lost their temper as they found him eating in front of them "despite being from a lower caste", DSP Uttam Singh Jimwal said.

 

The incident took place on April 26 at a wedding reception in Shrikot village of the district, he said. Jeetendra was critically injured and died at a hospital in Dehradun after nine days of treatment, the DSP said.

On the basis of a police complaint filed by Jeetendra's sister, a case was registered against seven persons — Gajendra Singh, Soban Singh, Kushal Singh, Gabbar Singh, Gambhir Singh, Harbir Singh and Hukum Singh — under the SC/ST Act, the DSP said. Further action will be taken after the post-mortem report arrives, he said.

Tags: dalit man, dalit, thrashed, wedding
Location: India, Uttarakhand