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Indian Dalit schoolboy says beaten because of good grades

NEW DELHI: Indian police have detained two schoolboys accused of repeatedly beating a low-caste classmate for getting good grades, an officer said Wednesday. The 16-year-old from India's lowest Dalit caste released a letter to a national television network pleading for the violence to stop, after the video of him being punched and kicked in a classroom made headline news. The beatings, which the boy says took place every day for two years, are the latest incidents of violence against Dalits, who lie at the bottom of…