Dalit Couple Hacked to Death in UP Over Rs 15, Accused Arrested

The couple was allegedly hacked to death with an axe as they failed to repay a loan of Rs 15 to a shopkeeper. 

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The Dalit couple was hacked to death with an axe. (Photo: ANI)

A Dalit couple was axed to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district, allegedly over a meagre amount of Rs 15, which they were unable to pay back to a shopkeeper.

Ashok Mishra, who owns the grocery shop has been arrested, according to NDTV.

Mainpuri is the Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh’s constituency.

They killed my son and daughter-in-law for 15 rupees. They were only buying some biscuits with it.
Victim’s mother

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said Dalits are being “dehumanised, especially since the BJP has come to power.”

The incident has followed a slew of others in the country where Dalits have been targeted, mostly by “cow vigilantes”.

Bhadoria added:

These incidents speak of the mindset prevailing in Uttar Pradesh right now.

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