Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Indian ‘untouchable’ lynched by a village strongman for breaking strict caste rules by touching hand pump during heatwave

An Indian untouchable who tried to use hand pump during a heatwave was brutally beaten to death for breaking strict caste rules.

Mohan Paswan, in his late 40s, was lynched in Parhuti village in Bihar state last Thursday when he disobeyed an order by a local thug not to touch the pump.

Police in north India are now hunting for the village strongman accused of the murder.

A local police official said: 'Paswan was attacked and brutally thrashed by Pramod Singh and his henchmen for taking water.

'Police have been trying hard to arrest the accused in the case but they are absconding.' Read More