Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Dalit found dead in Hisar village
HISAR: Tension gripped Bhagana village of Hisar district after a 45-year-old dalit Rajkumar was on Monday found dead in mysterious circumstances in his room, which was locked from outside.
Police have been deployed in the village in view of the recent caste conflict that has taken place in the area.
The cops have ruled out any foul play and termed the dalit's death as a natural one. However, investigation into the matter is on.
Rajkumar belongs to a Punjab village but a few years back, he shifted to Bhagana village with his wife. The man had also joined the dalits in their protest against the upper caste members in front of the district headquarters at Hisar. Around a month back, about 70 families had staged a dharna at Hisar following a dispute over free residential plots of 100 square yards under Mahatma Gandhi Gramin Basti Yojana (MNREGA).
SHO of sadar police station, Hisar, Sulochana Gajraj, said, "We have recovered a bottle of celphos in the deceased's room though no suicide note has been recovered from the spot. We are waiting for the autopsy report."
at 6:25 AM