Friday, February 3, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalits'' houses set afire, 8 held in Rajasthan

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:03:43 GMT
Dalits'' houses set afire, 8 held in Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Feb 1 (PTI) Houses of Dalits were burnt by members of an
upper caste at Padasla village in Osian near Jodhpur late last night,
after which police arrested 8 persons today in connection with the

The situation turned tense in the village following the incident and
people from Dalit community assembled there demanding the earrest of
the accused.
According to Richhpal Singh, DSP (Osian), a group of miscreants from
the upper caste said to be 20-25 in number barged into the village
riding autos, 4-wheelers and two-wheelers at about 11.30 pm on Tuesday
and attacked some huts constructed on a land which the assailants
claimed to be theirs and set them ablaze.

They also pelted stones on them and fired some shots in the air before
fleeing, he said adding one person has sustained minor injuries.
(more) PTI CORR

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