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Mob kills Dalit youth in Mumbai

Mob kills Dalit in Nasik

Mid Day , Mumbai, November 30, 2006

Nasik: A Dalit youth was beaten to death by an angry mob yesterday evening after they found him pelting stones at vehicles, police said.

Twenty three-year-old Rangnath Shankar Dhale, a resident of hutments at Muktidham, was pelting stones at vehicles passing by at Nasik Road to protest vandalisation of a statue of Babasaheb Ambedkar in Kanpur, a senior police official said.

A mob surrounded Dhale and started beating him, resulting in his death, the official said.

No arrests have been made in the case so far, he added. Earlier in the day, this North Maharasthra city witnessed sporadic violence and arson in protest against the statue vandalisation.

The situation in the city is tense but under control, police sources said.