Dalit man killed for objecting to remove Ambedkar’s poster outside home in Rajasthan

A Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by a group of youths after a dispute over a poster with BR Ambedkar’s photograph displaying outside his house in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, police said on Wednesday.

The police said the alleged Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag tore the poster displaying outside the house of Vinod Bamnia, 22, a Bhim Army member, on May 24.

They added after Bamnia and his family posed objections, locals interfered and the accuseds’ family members submitted an apology on their behalf on the same day.

The miscreants took revenge for this by attacking Bamnia with the help of four others on June 5. After the assault, the victim was admitted to a private hospital in Sri Ganganagar in critical condition. The police said he succumbed to injuries on June 7.

The accused Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag were arrested including their friends Saksham and Haidar Ali.

The police said two others involved in the attack had escaped and were adding efforts to catch them.

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