Girls lynch Dalit widow in Bihar

January 31st, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) A Dalit widow was beaten to death by five girls in a Bihar town after she objected to their cutting grass in her field, police said Saturday.Shobha Devi, in her 50s, a resident of Ram Tola in Saharsa town, 225 km from here, was lynched by the girls of a neighbouring village.

The victim warned the girls against cutting grass along with spinach from her field. Angered over this, the girls beat her with bamboo sticks and slippers.

“She fell unconscious and died during treatment,” a police officer said.

A case has been registered against the five girls, who are absconding.

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