According to authorities, a 32-year-old Dalit man and his parents were shot dead on Tuesday in the Damoh region of Madhya Pradesh after he was suspected of gazing at the wife of one of the assailants.
According to officials, the attack injured the 32-year-old victim’s two younger brothers, and the primary suspect has been taken into custody.
According to Superintendent of Police DR Teniwar, the event happened at roughly 6.30 am in Devran village, which is inside the boundaries of Dehat police station and around 20 kilometers from Damoh district headquarters.
Six defendants who shared the same hamlet, the 60-year-old Dalit man, his 58-year-old wife, and their 32-year-old son, were reportedly shot to death.
According to the official, two sons of the old couple, ages 28 and 30, were hurt in the incident and are receiving care at the local hospital.
After visiting the area, the Sagar zone’s inspector general, Anurag, informed the media that there had been a disagreement because the couple’s eldest son, who was slain in the incident, was allegedly accused of frequently looking at the wife of the main culprit, Jagdish Patel.
The IG noted that Patel was detained following the deaths.
According to SP Teniwar, Patel and five other people have been charged with murder following the Indian Penal Code and the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
He stated that the five suspects on the run were being searched for.
In response to the accused and his family’s encroachments on public property, Divisional Commissioner Mukesh Shukla, who also visited the area, instructed the District Collector to take appropriate action.
Kamal Nath, the head of the state’s Congress, ordered a high-level investigation into the murders of three Dalit family members. He stated that the government should guarantee the family’s safety and offer every assistance feasible to them.