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Bihar: 4 youths killed in caste violence

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | May 05, 2006 10:37 IST

In a fresh episode of caste violence, four youths were murdered in Arari village in Shiekhpura district on early Friday. It has created tension and fear of revenge in the areas.

All the slain youths were identified as supporters ofnotorious gangster Ashok Mahto, who belongs to the powerful backward caste ofKurmi.

Police officials suspect the hand of gangster Akhilesh Singh, an upper caste Bhumihar, behind the killing of the four youths.

According to police sources, all the four youths were killed when they were sleeping on the roof of a community hall in the village.

In last few years, dozens ofpeople were killed in Sheikhpura, Nalandaand Nawada district in a war of supremacy between two gangsters of different castes.

"Most of those killedeither belong to the Kurmi or Bhumihar caste," a police official said.

Singh, who is absconding after fleeing fromjail in 2005, is the husband of former legislatorAruna Singh.

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