By Mukesh Mathrani

A 40-year-old Dalit man was beaten to death over an old rivalry concerning a piece of land on Wednesday in Rajasthan’s Barmer, police said.

While senior police officials confirmed the incident, they said that they had received no complaint thus far, even as police teams have begun a search for the accused. Senior police officials said that the murder took place due to an “old rivalry over a piece of land.”

The deceased has been identified as Kojaram Meghwal who, police said, was grazing his cattle in the fields in the village when he was attacked with sticks by a group of 7 to 8 men. “They assaulted him brutally and left the spot. He was taken to hospital, but died on the way,” police officials said…

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