Tensions rise in Uttar Pradesh's Nasirpur village as man shot outside mosque dies, locals to not celebrate Eid

Mau (Uttar Pradesh): Tension mounted in Nasirpur village in Uttar Pradesh as the 70-year-old man, who was shot by two motorcycle-borne men outside a mosque, succumbed to injuries.

Mohammed Yunus succumbed to injuries and his body was laid to rest on Friday night in the presence of senior police officers, Circle Officer Pankaj Singh said.

The incident took place on Friday night when the motorcycle-borne miscreants threw meat which looked like pork outside the village mosque and opened fire at Yunus, who was coming out after offering prayers, SP Abhishek Yadav said.

 Tensions rise in Uttar Pradeshs Nasirpur village as man shot outside mosque dies, locals to not celebrate Eid

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The elderly man was admitted to a hospital where he later died.

The locals have demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and compensation to the kin of the deceased.

Detailing the incident, the Maulvi of the mosque, Mohammed Jabbar said he was alone with Yunus in the mosque after the prayers and had rushed out on hearing something being thrown at the mosque.

"But, as the youths whipped out firearms, I rushed back. I later heard the shots," he said.

SDM Sadar, Rajesh Kumar said the family of the deceased have been given Rs 5 lakh from the chief minister's discretionary fund and Rs 5 lakh under 'Krishak Durghatna' fund.

Meanwhile, a large contingent of police force continued to be deployed in the village as a precautionary measure, even as some sections announced to offer prayers with black bands as a protest against the incident.

The locals also said they will not celebrate Eid.

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Updated Date: Jun 24, 2017 18:56:36 IST