Bodies of four missing Dalits found in UP field

Lucknow, May 8 (IANS) The bodies of four Dalit farmers, missing since April 30, were found Wednesday in a field in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, police said.

The bodies of Jasbeer, Vijay, Manoj and Suraj, who went missing from their homes in Pakwada, were found following leads provided by Anees, a suspect arrested Tuesday. He also told police that he had buried them in a field in Asmauli area in Moradabad, about 330 km from here, after killing them.

Superintendent of Police Nilabjo Chowdhary told IANS the families of the four feared they were kidnapped when they had gone to work in their fields.

Senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui visited the village May 6 after the four Dalit farmers went missing and assured their families he would take up the matter with the government.

The four families were staging a sit-in in the area since the four men’s disappearance. Personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were deployed in the area.

–Indo-Asian News Network


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