Dalit's killing forces exodus
Agencies Posted online: Friday , Apr 23, 2010 at 1417 hrs
Mirchpur : A day after a Dalit teenager died and six others were
injured at Mirchpur village in Haryana''s Hissar district,
panic-stricken residents decided to leave their homes and move
Members of the low-caste community, who have seen their members being
torched, said they did not have the courage to stay on in the village.
"We have seen members of our community being burnt. How can we live
here? 200 to 300 persons were staying here, most of them have left and
some youngsters are staying here. What have the authorities done when
all this was happening?" said Sunil.
The police said they have tried to calm the fears of villagers.
"We are requesting the villagers not to leave, we are providing them
with all the necessary security and also providing them with needs of
daily use," said Ajay Yadav, Superintendent of Police, Hissar.
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