Two Dalit youths lynched allegedly over love affair
A violent mob killed two Dalit youths in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district on Monday after they were caught by villagers while allegedly roaming in suspicious conditions. Police officials said that the lynching could be an outcome of a love affair.
At least six persons have been lynched in the state since the new NDA government came to power last month after the Assembly elections.
The Monday’s incident occurred at Chakki Mayurwa village under Sonbarsa police station and the youths have been identified as Sonu Kumar and Suraj Kumar hailing from two different villages under the same police station. Police officials said that both were of around 24 to 25 years of age.
Sonbarsa station house officer Gaurishankar Baitha said that the investigations so far indicated the killings to be “related to an affair with some girl of the village”.