Bareilly: A 10-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly killed by a group of upper caste men over a property dispute in Budaun district late on Sunday. The class III student went missing on Sunday evening and his body was found hanging from a tree in the village farm.
The incident occurred in Rafatpur, a mixed village of both upper castes and Dalits, under Islmanagar police limits. The present village head is a Dalit. On Sunday, Gurjeet, the victim, was playing in the farm near the disputed part of the land when the accused men caught the boy, strangled him to death and tied him to a tree. The men fled after noticing a few villagers in the area.
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