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90-year-old Dalit killed, set ablaze near temple in Lucknow

The accused, Sanjay Tiwari, was caught by the locals and arrested. He was produced before a court, which sent him to jail on Thursday.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: October 3, 2015 1:33 am

A 90-year-old Dalit man was allegedly killed and later set ablaze by a drunken youth outside a temple at Bilgaon village in Hamirpur on Wednesday afternoon. The accused, Sanjay Tiwari, was caught by the locals and arrested. He was produced before a court, which sent him to jail on Thursday.

According to police, the incident took place when the victim — Chimaa Ahirwar — was coming out of the temple with his wife Basanti and cousin Veerpal.

Station officer of Jalalpur police station, Ram Asrey Yadav, said Tiwari demanded money from Chimaa to drink. When the latter refused, he allegedly ran after them with an axe. No one was present inside the temple. While Basanti and Veerpal fled, Tiwari hit Chimaa with the axe at the temple’s gate. He then dragged his body outside the temple campus and set it ablaze, Yadav said.

The temple, built by members of the SC community, is located outside the village. Basanti and Veerpal called locals for help, who informed the police. Circle Officer of Hamirpur, Rajesh Pandey, said when police arrived at the spot, Tiwari had burnt Chimaa’s body.

Hamirpur SP Muniraj said Tiwari appears to be mentally ill, adding that two days ago, he attacked the temple’s priest.

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    Agnivesh Arya
    Oct 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm
    Fake news business will ruin people trust on Indian express..
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      Agnivesh Arya
      Oct 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm
      It's a fake news.
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        Ghanshyam Das
        Oct 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm
        atrocities should be stop but sanjay tiwari has no fear of law as he belong to BRAHMN and brahmn do any thing . when parsuram can kill to 36000 kshatriya it is proofed in RAMAYAN . DALIT to marna hai . neither govt or society can do any thing
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          Gopakumar
          Oct 8, 2015 at 9:37 am
          If this upper cast hindu people are not interested to accept other SC/ST Hindus ,why they are continuing as Hindus???? Let them convert to Islam as what happened in past ! Is the situation is going like this definitely that will happen ,no doubt . Islam never keep them away as these so called Hindus
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