By Muslim Mirror Desk,
Lucknow: A 20-year-old Dalit boy was beaten to death by unidentified persons at Budhana town here, police said on Sunday.
The youth went missing on Friday and his body was found in a field a day after, Station House Officer (SHO) Perbhaker Kentura said. He said a case was registered against unidentified persons based on a complaint by the youth’s father Ram Kishan.
The deceased, identified as Kapil, had injuries to his head, the SHO said, adding that the body was handover after post mortem.
Scheduled Caste communities exist across India and comprised 16.6 per cent of the country’s population, according to the 2011 Census of India. Uttar Pradesh (21 per cent), West Bengal (11 per cent), Bihar (8 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (7 per cent) between them accounted for almost half the country’s total Scheduled Caste population. They were most prevalent as a proportion of the states’ population in Punjab, at about 32 per cent, while Mizoram had the lowest at approximately zero.
The youth’s family members staged a protest on Saturday and demanded the immediate arrest of the perpetrators, police said.