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Dalit villagers beaten up for entering Hindu temple in India’s Bihar state, four wounded

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PATNA: Dalits villagers in Bihar were badly beaten up after they tried to enter a Hindu temple and offer prayers there.

The shocking incident took place at Vishunpur-Baghnagari village under Sakra police station in Muzaffarpur district, some 80 km north of Patna, on Friday.

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Reports quoting police sources said a group of Dalit villagers had gone to the temple to offer prayers in view of marriage ceremony in the family when they were stopped from entering inside.

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When they opposed, they were attacked by the influential villagers, leaving four of them wounded in the incident, reports said. The injured villagers who included a female have been admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

In this connection, a case has been registered with the local Sakra police station against eight persons.

“Police have registered the case and are conducting raids to nab the absconding accused persons,” a local police official Mohammad Mutfiq Ahmad told a local media on Saturday.

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