Dalit, 19, shot in clash over Bihar Ambedkar statue, 3 held (Times of India)

Violent clash in Patna over Bhimrao Ambedkar statue installation led to casualties. Police intervention failed to prevent escalation, resulting in injuries and fatalities. Victims admitted to hospitals, deceased’s body handed over post postmortem.


PATNA: A 19-year-old Dalit youth was fatally shot and another suffered critical wounds following a violent clash between two groups of people over installation of a statue of Bhimrao Ambedkar at Maqsoodpur village under Patlapur Panchayat in Patna late Wednesday night. Three men were arrested Thursday for allegedly firing indiscriminately, resulting in Vikram Kumar’s death, said Patna (West) SP Abhinav Dhiman.

The village has been tense since April 14 when one of the groups proposed installing an Ambedkar statue on a piece of govt land near a school after the celebration of his birth anniversary.

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