16-yr-old Dalit boy beaten to death on Holi

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A 16-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly beaten to death while playing Holi by a group of persons in Alwar district, Rajasthan on Friday, police said today.

Police further informed that the victim Neeraj Jatav (16) was playing Holi with other community people when clashes broke out between the two sides at Bhiwadi town.

Additional Superintendent of Police Pushpendra Solanki said Jatav sustained grievous injuries in the attack and he eventually died.

The officer added that prima facie no sharp-edged weapon injuries were found on the body.

Meanwhile, irate family members of the victim vandalised the hospital where he was rushed for treatment. A police vehicle was also damaged in the melee, police said.

The kin have accused three persons for their alleged role in the crime, they said. No FIR has been registered in the matter yet.

(With agency inputs)

 

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