Thursday, May 6, 2010

[ZESTCaste] 23 convicted and 30 acquitted in Bihar carnage case

23 convicted and 30 acquitted in Bihar carnage case

Ara (Bihar), May 6 (PTI) Fourteen years after 21 Dalits were killed, a
local court has convicted 23 people for the carnage in Bathani Tola in
Bihar's Bhojpur district.

The court aquitted 30 others named in the case for want of evidence.

Additional District and Sessions Judge A K Srivastava found 23 people
guilty yesterday of killing the Dalits in Sahar block on July 11, 1996
by suspected activists of Ranvir Sena, a private militia of upper
caste land owners.

The court fixed May 12 for pronouncing the quantum of punishment.

Around 70 Sena men had raided the village and slaughtered 21 Dalits,
mostly women and children.

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