Friday, October 31, 2003

Tension grips Patna after atrocities on Dalits

Patna, October 31

Tension has spread across Patna after some upper-case men allgedly assaulted Dalit women and tried to rape them on Thursday evening.

The death of a dalit man, R Paswan has also componded the situation with the locals blaming the police for it. The man died after falling into a manhole while some people were collecting money during the Chhath festival.

The angered Dalits shouted slogans against the police and demanded action against the officer in charge of the Danapur area where the incident took place. They even complained to RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav and other top officials demanding action against the police.

Source:, October 31, 2003


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