Lucknow, Jun 11: A love affair proved fatal for a 20-year-old Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh, police said Wednesday.
According to police, Bhim Sen was beaten to death allegedly by the family members of the girl with whom he was in love for the last several months.
Four of the accused have been arrested for the alleged murder and police said five more are absconding.
Bhim Sen was beaten with wooden sticks in the Chainpura village in Siddharthnagar district, about 300 km from here.
"After the youth was caught meeting the girl, her family members dragged him to a nearby pole where he was tied and beaten repeatedly with sticks," district police chief Akhilesh Kumar told IANS.
According to police, the girl was also beaten in the same way. While the youth died on the spot, the girl was being treated in the district hospital and her condition was stated to be critical.