Dalit killed allegedly for making flour mill 'impure'

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A 35-year-old Dalit was killed allegedly by a caste Hindu for entering a flour mill in in Uttarakhand's Karadiya village and ''rendering it impure."

When Sohan Ram (35) from Bhenta village went to Kundan Singh Bhandari's flour mill in Karadiya for grinding wheat, Lalit Karnatak, a government school teacher, allegedly hurled caste-based abuses at him and then slit his throat with a sickle, according to Bageshwar Superintendent of Police Sukhbir Singh.

The accused has been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and Sections 302 (death sentence or life imprisonment as punishment for murder), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.

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