Mirchpur Dalits murder case: 15 convicted, 82 acquitted

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New Delhi, Sep 24: A Delhi court on Sep 24 convicted 15 people and acquitted 82 people in the Mirchpur Dalit murder case in Haryana. None has been convicted for offence of murder. Three were held guilty for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for torching houses of victims.

All arrested people were from Jat Community who allegedly killed 74-year-old Tara Chand and his 17-year-old handicapped daughter.

The attackers allegedly had burnt Chand's hunt following a quarrel between Dalit leaders and Jat leaders over a dog raking nearby area in 2010.

The accused were booked for murder, arson, rioting and also under the SC/ST act. The Delhi court will pronounce the sentence on Thursday, Sep 29.

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