Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Five Dalits killed in Bihar

Wednesday, May 8, 2002 (Patna):

In continuing violence on Dalits in Bihar, five Dalits were gunned down by the Jaynandan Yadav faction of the outlawed People's War Group (PWG) at Bhadaura village in Patna district.

Armed with sophisticated weapons, PWG rebels stormed the village, 45 kms from Patna, late on Tuesday night and shot down five Dalits, Additional Director General of Police, Ashis Ranjan Sinha said.

Three members of a family were among those killed.

Enmity was stated to be the reason behind the killing. No arrests have been made so far in this connection.

The incident took place less than 48 hours after the killing of six Rajasthani Dalits, engaged in expansion and modernisation work of the Sone canal, at Diliya village in the same district on Sunday.

On May 1, four Dalits were killed by notorious Badku Mia gang for refusing to serve liquor to the gang leader's father at Puraina village in Gopalganj district.

Source: NDTV, May 8, 2002

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