A Dalit man was killed and his body hanged from a tree by some persons in Ballia district, the police said here on Wednesday.

The victim's wife had alleged in her complaint that brick kiln owner Ram Badan Singh and three others killed her husband.

According to the police, Rajmohan — who worked at the kiln — had been pressurising Ram Badan for payment of wages, due to which the brick kiln owner killed him.

Ram Badan has been arrested and efforts are on to nab the others, they said. — PTI