PRAYAGRAJ: A young man was shot dead at a tea stall here when he made a comment against the Tablighi Jamaat.
The deceased has been identified as Lautan Nishad.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the incident and announced Rs 5 lakh as compensation for the family of the deceased and ordered that the accused be booked under the National Security Act (NSA).
According to reports, the incident happened on Sunday morning in Kareli area.
Lautan Nishad made a remark against the Tablighi Jamaat and one Mohammad Sona, who was present there, shot him dead. The accused was arrested on the spot.
The chief minister, meanwhile, has sought an explanation on why a tea stall was open during the lockdown. He has ordered action against the guilty police personnel.
There is a countrywide lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. India’s coronavirus tally now stands over 3,000, with 77 deaths from the infection.
With 75 more people being confirmed positive for the Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, the total number of Corona cases in the state has risen to 257.
Of the total cases, at least 98 are linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi.
The state's count on Friday was 177 and two people -- one each in Basti and Meerut -- have died.