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Villagers in Dalit basti in Mathura want to return

01, Aug 2015

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR
New Delhi Updated: Aug 1, 2015, 3:06
Four days after a mob lynched two Dalit men accused of raping and murdering a minor, nearly 20 Dalit families who fled from Parkham village in UP’s Mathura district told the police that they wanted to return to their homes.
“The Valmiki families who left the village approached us Friday and said they wanted to return. When the incident took place, they fled out of fear. But the village is their home and they want to come back. Some are likely to return on Saturday,” said station house officer Praveen Mann, the investigating officer in the case. He said most of them are staying with relatives in neighbouring villages.

 

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