Senari massacre of 1999

The Senari massacre happened on March 18, 1999, when 34 upper caste men in Senari village in Bihar were murdered near the village temple allegedly by the now defunct Maoist Communist Centre. It was a consequence of a prolonged caste tussle between the MCC and private armies of upper caste villagers.
In 2016, a Jehanabad court sentenced 11 accused to death and awarded life imprisonment for three others. The three of the convicts challenged this verdict in Patna High Court, which acquitted all of the accused because of insufficient evidence. The Supreme Court agreed recently to hear Bihar Government’s appeal against Patna High Court’s verdict in May this year.

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