Dalit beaten to death over affair with woman of another caste in UP | Meerut News – Times of India

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A man belonging to the Dalit community was allegedly beaten to death over an “illicit affair” with a married woman of the same village belonging to a different caste. The incident occured in Jasaula village of Khatauli area on Monday.
Police said the victim Ankit Kumar, in his early 20s, had fallen in love with the woman who is in her 30s.On the day of the incident, Kumar was found in a semi-conscious state with hands and feet tied. He was badly injured and taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The woman’s husband and a few other villagers were later detained by police.
DSP, Khatauli, Ravi Shankar Mishra, said, “A case was registered against ‘unknown persons’ under IPC section 302 (murder) and SC/ST Act. The body was sent for autopsy and the report is awaited. Initial probe revealed the crime took place over an illicit affair.”
Kumar’s kin told police that he was taken away by a man from their home on Sunday.
The victim’s brother, Ankur Kumar, said, “He was beaten through the night and found with injuries all over the body at a nearby house on Monday. A muffler, which was used as a noose, was tied around his neck.”

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