They asked Gandhi to ensure that such untoward incidents do not take place in the future and complained that the local police did not take prompt action despite a formal complaint before the incident that they were receiving threats.

Two children of a Dalit family died and their parents suffered burn injuries after their home was set on fire, allegedly by upper-caste Rajputs in Sunpedh village yesterday.

According to the police, this attack was an act of vengeance that stemmed from a year-long feud between the two communities. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has sought a report from Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on the incident.

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