Dalit couple beheaded in UP for failing to pay debt of Rs 15


LUCKNOW (TIP): A Dalit couple was hacked to death in Uttar Pradesh on July 28 ( Thursday) for not repaying a loan of Rs 15.

The incident occurred at Lakhani Mahaitipuri village in Mainpuri district, about 300 kilometres from here.

According to the police, a few days ago, Bharat Singh, a labourer, had bought some eatables from a shop and had promised to make the payment later. The shop owner, Ashok Kumar, had been pressurising Singh to clear the dues. On Thursday, Kumar intercepted Singh while he was on his way to work in a field and asked for the money. Singh told him that he did not have the money and promised to clear the dues soon. An infuriated Kumar took out an axe and attacked Singh several times. Singh’s wife Mamata Devi came his rescue, but was attacked too. The couple, who had sustained severe injuries , , died before they could be taken to the hospital, sources said.