PRATAPGARH, UP — A young Dalit man belonging to the Scheduled Caste was reportedly charred to death when his hut with a thatched roof went up in flames early on Monday in Rampur Bela village.
The deceased Vinay Prakash had reportedly watched the India-Pakistan cricket match on Sunday night and had celebrated India’s victory dancing. He is said to have a small argument with members of one community on the issue, reports IANS.
On Monday morning when the villagers woke up, they saw that Prakash’s hut, which is located on the outskirts of the village, was in flames. His body had been charred beyond recognition.
Villagers reportedly claim that the incident is one of murder and said that it was related to the late night argument over India’s victory in the cricket match. The incident, however, needs a probe to ascertain the fact.
Meanwhile, the State SC/ST Commission has taken a serious note of the matter and directed Superintendent of Police of Pratapgarh to investigate the incident and arrest the culprit at the earliest and also demanded Police report early.