PATNA: Maoists shot dead a Dalit villager in Bihar after he refused to serve food to them citing his poor financial condition.
The shocking incident took place at Goreya village located under Dariyavan police station in Rohtas district on late Wednesday night.
Reports said a group of Maoists reached the house of Umashankar Kharwar on the fateful night and asked the family member to cook food for them.
Hearing his demand, the landlord’s son Jitendra Kharwar came out of his house and refused to oblige them citing his family poor background.
Soon, the Maoists caught hold of the youth and shot him dead in front of his house’s main door. The victim was doing graduation from a local college.
At the time of his killing, a number of guests had reached his home and were busy making preparation for marriage. The victim’s marriage was scheduled to be solemnised on March 5.
The killing soon brought a pall of gloom in the family as the female members who were singing wedding songs at that time soon started crying out of sudden grief.
“The rebels killed when the victim refused to oblige them with food,” the local Rohtas district superintendent of police Manaujit Singh Dhillon told the media today. Some nine Maoists had approach them for food, police said.
Police have registered a case and are conducting raids to nab the fleeing Maoists.