A Dalit coupel was axed to death by a shopkeeper in Lakhmipur village of Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district on Thursday for allegedly non-payment of Rs. 15 that they had borrowed from him.
Confirming the incident, Mainpuri District Magistrate Pramod Gupta said, “Bharat and Mamta, who were labourer, died on the spot after the accused, Ashok Mishra, attacked them with an axe.
According to villagers, the matter was concerning Rs. 15 that led to a argument and resulted in the killings. The accused has been arrested and stringent action will be taken against him.”
According to Bharat’s mother, the couple had left home in the morning for sowing paddy, but they were stopped by the shopkeeper who asked them to payback his money that led to an argument between them.
In the fit of rage, Ashok allegedly attacked them with an axe and they died on the spot. The Mainpuri Police have arrested the accused and started inquest proceeding.