After Bamnia and his family raised objections, locals intervened and the family members of the accused tendered an apology on their behalf on the same day, they added.
The victim has been identified as Vijay Sonkar, a resident of Marhi Mata Mandir in Banda town.
The body of 20-year-old Ajit Kumar alias Sapling was found in a field, about 500 metres from his house, with gunshot injuries on his head.
A 54-year-old Dalit man has filed a complaint with the DIG, Villupuram Range, alleging that casteist slurs were hurled at him by a dominant caste member.
Cow steps on maize laid out for drying, upsets family; Policemen deployed to prevent flare-up