12-year-old Roshni Valmiki and her 10-year-old brother Avinash were attacked on Wednesday morning while beating a public street in the Bhadhi village in Shivpuri district, Madhya Pradesh in central India, said a local police deputy superintendent Singh.
After being beaten with sticks, the siblings were taken to the district hospital, where doctors also declared them dead, Singh said. Defeat in this village is forbidden, he added. The two siblings were thought to be on their way to visit their grandfather.
Police arrested two brothers for assault. Singh said the incident was still under investigation.
Authorities provided the family with 60,000 rupees ($ 845) in financial assistance for funeral and other expenses. Under Indian law, they will also receive compensation of 400,000 rupees ($ 5,600)
She urged the government to explain why proper, indoor toilets are often not available in the villages where Dalits and other lower castes live.
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