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SENARI, INDIA: Widows of upper caste Hindu landlords weep during the cremation of their husbands, who were killed by Maoist guerrillas, in 1999. On Friday, Brahmeshwar Singh, chief of an upper caste militia known as the Ranvir Sena, was killed by unidentified gunmen. A Ku Klux Klan-style outfit, the Ranvir Sena has killed dozens of lower caste Indians. Singh was allegedly a participant in several of these killings, including the Laxmanpur Bathe massacre of 61 Dalits in December 1996.