Two upper caste youth in Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur district allegedly beat up a Dalit youth because he touched food before them at a feast.
This incident happened in Kishanpura village of the district on December 7.
Police say on December 7, the three men had gathered for a feast.
The victim, Devraj Anuragi, a Dalit touched the food first, which angered the two upper caste men.
A scuffle reportedly broke out between them, and soon the duo started beating Devraj up with sticks.
Devraj fell unconscious and the duo dropped him at his home. He soon succumbed to his injuries.
The victim’s family then lodged a police complaint against the accused, who have been identified as Bhoora Soni and Santosh Pal.
Police have booked them on charges of murder and have started looking for them.
Speaking to media , Chattarpur SSP Sameer Saurabh said the incident happened on December 7.
“The two accused visited Devraj at his home and asked him to come out for a feast.
After two hours, they dropped him back. His family members have said he was beaten up because he had touched the food before the two upper caste men.”
Police said injury marks were found on Devraj’s back.
The family has alleged he died after being beaten up with sticks.
“We have registered a murder case and formed teams to nab the accused. They will be arrested soon,” the SSP said.