Upendra Ravidas, 25, of Kundali village in Patna district had been missing since Sunday evening. According to the report, Ravidas was beaten, tied to bricks and thrown into a stream. The body was fished out at Bahadurpur, about 25km away, on Monday morning.
Prime accused Dinesh Mahto of Bahadurpur village is in hiding.
Dalit labourers, Ravidas and his brother-in-law Sikandar, worked on the farm of Dinesh Mahto on agreeing to 10kg rice as wage. Sikandar told Telegraph that they were asked to come after a few days but attacked then they reached the Mahto’s house.
Sikandar escaped the attack.
“I ran to save my life. Upendra was hit badly and could not run. I could see Dinesh and his men kicking and hitting him with sticks,” Sikandar told reporters. “I ran to the local Chandi police station so the officers could save him.”