An outrageous incident took place on 31st May in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha, where a 17-year-old Dalit teen named, Vikas Jatav, died in an encounter by 4 people after refusing him an entry in a temple.
According to various reports, Vikas was attacked by the four youth in the Domkheda village who came at night and shot him dead while he was sleeping. Hearing the gunshots, Vikas Jatav’s family rushed to rescue him but they saw him dead.
The names of the youth who were declared guilty are – Lala Chauhan, Horam Chauhan, Bhushan, and Jasveer. According to the father of the deceased, the incident took place at night on 31st May 2020.
“On March 31, some youth from the Chouhan community prevented my son from entering the temple. We don’t know why they did this. We have never been discriminated like this before. They later beat up my son and used casteist slurs but he was saved by some locals,” the victim’s father gave this statement.
The police have sent Vikas’s body to Amroha district hospital for the post-mortem and started the investigation. They have Lala Chauhan and Horam in their custody while the other two are still being hunted.
These four accused have been booked under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST Act. After investigating the case, Vipin Tada, the SP of Amroha claimed that the reason behind this assassination was an ongoing monetary dispute between the Vikas and the assailants.
People have flooded social media with their crude comments about the situation. They are aspiring for complete justice and raising their voice against the law violators.