According to Allahabad’s police, on sunday a 24-year-old law student died in hospital after he was allegedly attacked with bricks and iron rods by a group of men at a restaurant in previous night. The victim’s name is Dilip Saroj who was a student at Allahabad Degree College and he also belonged to a dalit family and this incident led triggers to social media like whatsapp and facebook and showcased the outrage.
The Senior superintendent of police Akash Kulhary said “one of the three suspects was arrested on the basis of a video and three policemen, including the Katra police outpost in-charge, were suspended for negligence after the murder.” He also added that, “Munna Singh Chauhan, a waiter seen attacking Saroj on his head with a rod in a video, has been arrested. Restaurant owner Amit Upadhyay has been detained too. Three more accused, including a railway ticket checker named Vijay Shankar of Sultanpur, are at large,”
The incident happened as on saturday night Dilip and his friends went to eatery and after ordering they were waiting on stairs therein he had altercation with Shankar, who was having dinner with two friends. The officer said that, “During the clash, the students also hit waiter Munna, who retaliated by hitting Saroj on his head with a rod. Amit and his staff dragged Saroj out of the restaurant and other two students fled. Shankar and his aides then attacked Saroj with rods and bricks,” Thereafter, the restaurant owner took Saroj to a private hospital, where he died on Sunday morning.
The Colonelganj police station inspector Awadhesh Singh claimed that the spectators made video proofs of the assault which made it easier to find the culprit and the incidence and he also said that the body was sent for an autopsy and an investigation launched.
The victim Dilip belonged to a Dalit family in the Hathigawa area of Pratapgarh, his brother Mahesh Chandra Saroj filed an FIR at Colonelganj police station. Herein, the Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav called the murder an indicator that law and order had worsened in Uttar Pradesh whereas the ruling BJP often accuses the previous government led by Yadav of doing little to prevent crimes in the state.
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