On May 31, a 17-year-old Dalit youth in Uttar Pradesh was allegedly stopped from entering a temple by four upper caste men
On being denied entry, the youth started arguing with the four men and the same angered them
After the incident, the accused entered the teenager’s home and shot him dead
Bijnor: Four persons allegedly shot dead a Dalit man after refusing him entry in a temple. The accused belong to an upper caste. The deceased was identified as Vikas Jatav. The accused had allegedly stopped the deceased from entering into a temple.
On being stopped from entering the temple located in Domkhera village, Jatav raised and objection and started arguing with the accused.
The accused were identified as- Lala Chauhan, Horam Chauhan, Bhushan and Jasveer. The incident took place on May 31, according to the father of the deceased.
How it happened
On May 31, Jatav went to a temple in Domkhera to offer his prayers. The four accused, however, did not let him go inside. Following this, an argument broke out between the accused and the 17-year-old boy.
On the same day, the victim approached the police and lodged a complaint in relation to the incident. The police, however, did not take any action against the accused men.
Late night on Saturday, Jatav was sleeping inside his house when the four men barged in and opened fire at him. Hearing the gunshots, Jatav’s family rushed to rescue him, following which, the accused escaped. Vikas was profusely bleeding after being shot and succumbed to the injuries before he could reach the hospital.
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