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Two Dalits killed over temple worship

Posted on 07 Mar 2009 | IANS

Chennai, March 7 : In separate incidents, two Dalits were killed following a dispute over worshipping in a temple in Tamil Nadu, the police said Saturday.

The victims were identified as K. Paramasivan, 27, and E. Easwaran, 55. The killings took place at Sankarankoil in Tirunelveli district.

Paramasivan was attacked Friday night when he was on his way to his village. Easwaran was attacked while riding a two-wheeler with a friend.

In both cases, the dispute apparently was over worshipping in a temple belonging to the largely pastoral Konar community.

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