A low-caste 14-year-old Dalit boy was apparently strangled to death in Uttar Pradesh, India allegedly for sharing the same name with a man of a higher caste.
Jawahar Chaudhary, who belongs to a higher caste, has reportedly been attempting to get the boy's father to change his sons' names, as they were the same as Chaudhary's sons.
However, Chaudhary denied the involvement of his family in the murder. He said the family was being framed by the police.
Dalits, formerly known as 'untouchables', are at the bottom of the Hindu caste system in India.
STOMPer BoraBora wrote:
"What an absurd reason to take someone's life!
"Fortunately, we don't have a system of social stratification in Singapore else I would have died for the stupidest reason ever."