Friday, May 7, 2010

[ZESTCaste] 23 get jail for dalit massacre

23 get jail for dalit massacre

Ara, May 07, 2010
First Published: 00:37 IST(7/5/2010)
Last Updated: 00:38 IST(7/5/2010)

A court on Wednesday convicted 23 persons and acquitted 30 others
accused of killing 21 Dalits in Bhojpur in 1996.
First Additional District and Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Srivastava
will pronounce the jail terms on May 12.

On July 11, 1996, suspected activists of Ranveer Sena, a private army
of landlords, massacred 21 Dalits at Bathani Tola, Sahar block,
Bhojpur district, adjacent to Patna. About 70 supporters of the Sena
had attacked Bathani Tola and killed 21 people, police records say.

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