Former UP village head arrested for celebratory firing that killed Dalit woman

Former UP village head arrested for celebratory firing that killed Dalit woman

OCT 06 2020

Banda police arrested a former village head in connection with the death of a 55-year-old woman in celebratory firing in Bansakha area, police said Tuesday.

The Dalit woman, Rajabai, was killed and a 16-year-old girl, Sona Devi, was injured on Monday, when the village head and some others started celebratory firing during a function, a police officer said.

The girl is undergoing treatment at a government hospital, he said.

Former village head Kamta Prasad was arrested Monday night and his licensed double-barrel gun has been seized. Credit: Getty Images

“Former village head Kamta Prasad was arrested Monday night and his licensed double-barrel gun has been seized. We are trying to nab others involved in the incident,” Circle Officer Siyaram said.

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