Indian lowest-caste Dalit man killed 'for owning horse'

Indian lowest-caste Dalit man killed 'for owning horse'
 

A young farmer from the lowest rung of India's caste hierarchy - the Dalit community - has been beaten to death, apparently for owning and riding a horse.
Police in Gujarat state said three upper-caste men had been detained for questioning.
The victim's father said his son had been warned not to ride the horse as this was an upper-caste privilege.
Owning a horse is seen as a symbol of power and wealth in parts of India.
A senior police officer said other possible motives had not been ruled out.
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31 March 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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