The attack left one dead.Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, the commission has sought a reply from the state's chief secretary and director general of police within four weeks.

Citing the report, NHRC said, "On August 15, a Dalit man was stoned to death and at least 40 others, including women and children, were seriously injured when they tried to unfurl the national flag at the site of a temple against the alleged diktat by upper caste men in Dandwa Baddi village, district Rohtas, Bihar."

"The media report, if true, raises a serious issue of violation of human rights of the weaker sections of the society," it added.

(Agencies)

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