Dalit man found mur­dered in UP

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - NATION - Pradeep Sax­ena let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

HATHRAS: Body of a 32-year-old Dalit man was re­cov­ered from the field of Seth Phool Chand Bagla Col­lege here early on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, po­lice said.

Bricks with blood stains were re­cov­ered from the site.

Vic­tim Amit Singh alias Pinku was a res­i­dent of Khan­dari Garhi area and was a daily wage white­washer. On Wed­nes­day morn­ing, lo­cals spot­ted his body in the field of Bagla PG Col­lege when they went to an­swer na­ture’s call.

They in­formed the po­lice, which had to face stern re­sis­tance from Pinku’s fam­ily while tak­ing the body for post-mortem. Fol­low­ing as­sur­ances from Hathras su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice (SP) Ghule Sushil Chan­drab­han that the ac­cused will be ar­rested soon, the fam­ily al­lowed the po­lice to take the body.

While po­lice have reg­is­tered an FIR based on the fam­ily’s com­plaint, no ar­rest has been made.

The vic­tim’s brother Ro­htas told po­lice that Pinku had left the house say­ing he was go­ing to buy peanuts. “He met me in the mar­ket and said some peo­ple were try­ing to kill him but would not be able to ex­e­cute their plans.”

He added, “On Tues­day night, two lo­cals saw Pinku with Noor Nabi and two other uniden­ti­fied peo­ple. When he did not re­turn, we started look­ing for him, but he was nowhere to be found. The next morn­ing, peo­ple told us about the recovery of his body.”

Ten­sion gripped Khan­dari Garhi area after the in­ci­dent as this was sec­ond mur­der of a Dalit man within 15 days.

On Jan­uary 31, Amit Ku­mar Gau­tam of the same lo­cal­ity was found mur­dered over per­sonal en­mity. The ac­cused in Gau­tam’s mur­der has been ar­rested.

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