A Dalit succumbed to injuries on Sunday, a few days after he was beaten up allegedly by a group of "upper caste" people for eating in front of them at a wedding reception in Tehri district of Uttrakhand, police said. "We have conducted a post-mortem on the body.
U'khand: 21-yr old Dalit man in Tehri Dist. was beaten by a group of men allegedly for sitting & eating in front of them at a wedding function on Apr26. He died during treatment in Dehradun on May 5. DG Law&Order, says,"3 out of 7 people arrested,case registered under SC/ST Act." pic.twitter.com/S5iblmPQMb— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2019
The victim succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment, BC Ramola, Medical Superintendent, Coronation Hospital, said. On April 29, the man's sister had filed a complaint against seven persons. A case was filed against them under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
(With inputs from agencies.)