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India: Two held for killing children for 'defecating in the open'

Two men in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have been arrested for allegedly killing two Dalit (formerly untouchables) children who were defecating in the open, police say. Roshni, 12, and Avinash, 10, were attacked on Wednesday while defecating near a village road, they said. The children's family told BBC Hindi that they have no toilet at home. Millions of poor Indians defecate in the open, which especially puts women and children at risk. Dalits are at the bottom of the Hindu caste system and despite laws to protect them, they still face widespread discrimination in India.'Toilet trouble' for Narendra Modi and Bill Gates The Dalit killed for eating in front of upper-caste men "The two children were beaten to death with ...
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