MP: dalits beaten up for not standing up to show respect

Chhatarpur (MP), May 18 (PTI) A few dalits were today allegedly beaten up by people belonging to an upper caste for not standing up to show respect at the wedding of a dalit couple in Raura village near here, police said.   
The wedding could not proceed because of this incident last night. It took place later, this morning. Case had been filed against three persons, police said, but no one has been yet arrested. According to police, Bal Kisan, Rajju Raja, Vikram Singh and others, all upper caste men, took offence when the dalits at an entertainment programme preceding the wedding did not stand up upon their arrival. Police Inspector Purshottam said that Kisan and others assaulted the members of dalit community. One Dilip Basor, from Mahoba district, Uttar Pradesh, was to tie the knot with Batti Devi, hailing from the village. After the incident, the victims went to the police station, and the marriage was solemnised next morning, with police security.


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