Dalit shot at for fetching water from govt tubewell

A 25-year-old Dailt was shot at and injured on Sunday, for fetching water from a government tubewell outside a village in UP, triggering clashes between two groups.

The incident occurred in Amva village in Chauri area when Pankaj Dhaikar wanted to take water from a government tubewell and Kailash Pathak prevented him, leading to a clash, Chauri police station, SHO Vinod Yadav said.

While people from both sides gathered and indulged in brick batting and clashed with sticks, Pathak shot at Dhaikar and fled from the spot, he said.

Dhaikar sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to a hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable, police said.

An FIR has been lodged in this regard and a manhunt launched to apprehend the accused.

Source:Hindustan Times

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