Elderly Dalit man shot dead by Gujjar youths after minor altercation

  • By TOI
  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

Earlier, in Meerut’s Shobhapur village, a Dalit youth was allegedly shot dead by Gujjars in the aftermath of violence during the Dalit agitation. Meerut: A 62-year-old Dalit man was allegedly gunned down by four local Gujjar youths in a village in Saharanpur on Wednesday evening. The incident escalated tension between the two communities.In Baghpat, a Dalit youth was allegedly brutally assaulted by Gujjars after a panchayat ordered action against the community members to avenge elopement of a Gujjar girl with a Dalit youth. While the youths left from the spot after a while, they returned with two of their aides and shot dead Sukkad. Sources said that the Gujjar-dominated village has a sizeable Dalit population.“All four accused — Ashu, Govind, Lalit and Ankit — have been arrested.

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