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Dalit man beaten up at wedding for eating alongside ‘upper caste’ men, dies in Uttarakhand

A 23-year-old Dalit man died of injuries on Sunday, days after he was allegedly beaten up by some ‘upper caste’ people for eating in front of them at a wedding reception in Uttarakhand’s Tehri district, police said.

Jeetendra was thrashed by the ‘upper caste’ men, who lost their temper as they saw him eating in front of them “despite being from a lower caste”, DSP Uttam Singh Jimwal said.

The incident took place on April 26 in Shrikot village of the district, he said.

Jeetendra was critically injured and died at a hospital in Dehradun after nine days of treatment, the DSP said.

Case filed

On the basis of a police complaint filed by Jeetendra’s sister, a case was registered against seven persons — Gajendra Singh, Soban Singh, Kushal Singh, Gabbar Singh, Gambhir Singh, Harbir Singh and Hukum Singh — under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the DSP said.

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