Dalit headmaster beaten for refusing to pay money

Patna, Aug 28 : A Dalit headmaster was allegedly abused, humiliated and beaten after he refused to pay money demanded by an infleuntial man in a Bihar village, police said Thursday.

Madheswar Ram, headmaster of a government primary school in Mehi village in Aurangabad district, was attacked when he refused to give Rs.50,000 to villager Ayodhya Yadav.

"I was abused and beaten," Madheswar Ram said. He named Yadav as the main accused.

Madheswar Ram told police that the school was given Rs.230,000 for construction of a building. But Yadav demanded a part of the money which he refused to pay.