Dalit man killed by in-laws for marrying upper-caste woman in Uttarakhand

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Pithoragarh (U’khand) (PTI): A Dalit man was allegedly killed by his in-laws for marrying an upper-caste woman in Almora district, Uttarakhand, an official said on Friday.

Jagdish Chandra, a Dalit political activist from Panuadhokhan village, was found dead in a car in Bhikiasain town on Friday, said Nisha Rani, Salt subdivision, tehsildar.

His wife’s mother, stepfather and brother-in-law were surprised as they took the body to the car to dispose of it, she said, adding that they were immediately taken into custody. state of arrest.

The couple married on August 21 and Chandra was abducted by her in-laws on Thursday, Rani said.

On August 27, the couple wrote to the administration asking for security, citing a threat to their lives, Uttarakhand Parivartan party leader PC Tiwari said.

He said the victim contested elections for the Salt assembly seat twice on the party symbol. Tiwari said that if the administration had acted on the couple’s complaint, Chandra could have been saved.

Calling the killing a shame for Uttarakhand, he demanded compensation of Rs 1 crore for the victim’s wife.

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