Dalit man murdered in Haryana
, Aug 1 (IANS) A 31-year-old Dalit man, a resident of a village in
this Haryana district, was found murdered under mysterious
circumstances in adjacent Sonepat district Sunday, police said.
Police identified the deceased as Vijender Singh. His body was
recovered from the fields in Sonepat.
He worked as a farm worker in the fields of a Jind resident belonging
the Jat community.
'Police have also found the slippers and mobile phone of Vijender near
his body. We are scrutinising his call details to get some clues about
the culprits,' Jind Superintendent of Police Ram Singh said here
'We have registered a case against Satyawan, the victim's friend and
main suspect, and some other unidentified miscreants,' he said.
'Some mischievous elements are trying to give a caste colour to this
incident. But this is a case of murder and no dispute of the Jat and
Dalit communities is involved in it,' he said.
Vijender's wife, the complainant in the case, said that her husband
had left home late Saturday after receiving a call but did not return
Police sources said that from the preliminary investigation, it seemed
that the accused were familiar with Vijender. Before committing the
murder, they had consumed liquor in the fields in Sonepat.
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