Muzaffarnagar:  A 60-year-old Dalit was beaten to death by four persons over a minor dispute in Maghakheri village here, police said today.

The incident took place last evening when victim Kunwar Singh was returning to his home on his cart, police said.

A part of the road was blocked due to some construction going on in a house, they said, adding, the dispute took place when Singh asked the accused to clear the road for him to go ahead.

The four accused then attacked him and beat him to death.

A case has been registered against Shamshad, Sajid, Sunil, and Jaju in this connection, they said, adding, all four are absconding.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and security has been tightened in the village for precautionary measures, they said.

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