Dalit boy killed for stealing sugarcane

December 3rd, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 3 (IANS) A Dalit teenager was beaten to death in an Uttar Pradesh village after he allegedly stole sugarcane from a field, police said Wednesday.The incident took place in Rae Bareli district Monday evening when 14-year-old Shailendra Paswan allegedly committed the theft from the field of Ram Prasad Pathak.

“Pathak thrashed him badly and threw him on the road. Paswan was taken to hospital by his family and succumbed to injuries Tuesday night,” Inspector Sanjay Maurya told IANS over telephone.

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