Angry over the killing of two Dalit youths, allegedly by some upper caste people at Madina village in Haryana, people belonging to Scheduled Castes on Sunday blocked the National Highway for over an hour by placing the bodies outside Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's residence in Rohtak.
The protesters were demanding the immediate arrest of the killers, setting up of a police post at Madina village and financial aid and government jobs to family members of the deceased.
Inspector General of Police, Rohtak Range, Anil Rao and Rohtak Deputy Commissioner Vikas Gupta, along with the police force, rushed to the spot and persuaded the protestors to lift the blockade.
They assured them that the killers would be nabbed soon and no one would be spared.
An uneasy calm prevailed in Madina village, where police personnel were deployed to avoid any untoward incident.
Following a year-old enmity, some armed upper caste people allegedly assaulted three members of a Dalit family by opening fire on them outside the village, when they were returning home after working in the fields on Saturday night.
While one youth died on the spot, another succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The third, a minor, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Meanwhile, various organisations of Dalit communities have asked the state government to provide financial aid of Rs 50 lakh and government jobs to family members of the deceased.