TNN | Updated: Dec 9, 2020, 17:50 IST
BHOPAL: The social evil of untouchability, still lurking in some parts of Bundelkhand, cost a 25-year-old dalit youth his life on Monday after two upper-caste men thrashed him to death in MP’s Chhatarpur because he had touched food at a feast.
The accused Bhoora Soni and Santosh Pal had called the youth, Devraj Anuragi, to clean up after the party in Kishanpur village, about 450km from Bhopal and close to the UP border. On seeing Anuragi serve food for himself, the accused flew into a rage and beat him to death with sticks, Gaurihar SHO Jaswant Singh Rajput said.
Soni and Pal, who are on the run, were booked for murder and under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. “They will be caught soon,” Chhatarpur SP Sachin Sharma said. The accused are marginal farmers. Bhoora has a criminal record, said police.