Dalit couple attacked for refusing to work in fields


A Dalit couple was allegedly assaulted by some land owners when they refused to do manual labour in their sugarcane fields in Pipalhera village here.

Raju was beaten up by Inam Singh and three of his family members yesterday when he refused to work in their sugarcane fields. His wife Mantesh was also beaten up and misbehaved with when she tried to rescue her husband, police said.

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Meanwhile, members of Dalits community gheraoed Khatoli police station and protested over the incident.

A complaint has been filed and police is investigating the case.

In another incident, two Dalits Rajbir and Vipin Kumar were injured in an alleged attack by people belonging to another caste at Sherpur village under Purkazi police station in the district.

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A complaint has been filed with the police after irate people protested over the incident.

In a third case, a Dalit youth Amerjit was allegedly beaten up over some dispute with a woman at Faloda village in the district yesterday, police said.

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